"It is an honour to become a patron for the One Punch UK charity. As a brain injury victim due to a criminal assault I know all about how much a one punch attack can affect you.
I want to raise awareness for the many issues around such events and look to make changes to prevent this happening to any body else ever again."
Dehenna Davison MP
I am beyond proud to be a patron of One Punch UK, who I have been working closely with since I was elected to Parliament. Maxine and Tony have done some really admirable work to raise awareness of the damage that one punch can cause.
I hope that through my APPG we can build knowledge within Parliament and present a series of strong proposals for change to Government.”
Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on One Punch Assaults
Elected to Parliament in the 2019 general election, Dehenna became the first Conservative MP to take the County Durham seat of Bishop Auckland since its creation in 1885.
Dehenna’s dad was killed with a single punch when she was just 13, changing her life forever and setting off a chain of events that ultimately propelled her to her position in Parliament. The events that Dehenna and her family went through mean she is acutely aware of the importance of making sure victims and their families are supported after one punch assaults take place.
Dehenna launched the APPG on One Punch Assaults in 2021, working with One Punch UK to investigate justice and sentencing reform and raise awareness that one punch can kill. Since establishing the APPG, Dehenna has been pursuing the campaign tenaciously in Parliament, raising awareness among MPs and Peers, and pursuing an inquiry that talks to victims, perpetrators and lawyers about the causes and effects of one-punch assaults.