Why are MPs wearing blue badges today?

Boris Johnson and other MPs were seen wearing blue ribbon badges during PMQs (Picture: Parliament.TV)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other MPs are once again wearing matching accessories during today’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

Eagle-eyed viewers have spotted the PM along with other MPs, wearing a blue ribbon badge on the lapel of their jackets.

But what does this badge represent – and what’s the significance of wearing it today?

Here is all you need to know.

Why are MPs wearing blue badges today?

Quite simply, MPs are wearing blue badges in the Commons today to show their support for an anti-bullying campaign day which falls on June 22.

The day, run by charity The Diana Award, is encouraging young people to speak out against bullying and share their experiences.

‘Thousands of young people experience bullying behaviours every day. They often don’t speak out about it because they are scared of what might happen or they are unsure about who to tell or how to report it online,’ their website says.

‘We want to change this by showing young people that they deserve to be heard and that help and support is available.’

The campaign has won support from MPs including Luke Pollard, Labour MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport.

‘You’ll notice a lot of MPs wearing blue ribbons at PMQs today, it’s part of an anti-bullying initiative,’ he tweeted. ‘Don’t face it alone.’

It’s not the first time that MPs have been spotted donning a badge to support a cause during PMQs.

Boris Johnson and others were seen wearing a purple flame badge back in January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, while the PM wore what appeared to be a Macmillan Cancer Support badge in September 2021.

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