A politician in the United Kingdom has blocked a law on upskirting from being passed. Upskirting is someone secretly takes a photo under else's skirt. Many politicians wanted to make it a , with a two-year prison . However, the politician Sir Christopher Chope blocked the government's to pass the law. Mr Chope is a of Prime Minster Theresa May's ruling Conservative Party. Ms May said she was "disappointed" that a member of her party blocked the from being passed. She wanted to see upskirting become a offence. She added that she wanted to see the bill pass soon, "with government ".
Upskirting is becoming a big around the world because of cameras on mobile phones. Thousands of women in many have complained after men have taken photos up their skirts. Quite often, the uploads the photo to a website. Mr Chope did not tell reporters why he blocked the bill. However, Gina Martin, the woman who started the for the upskirting law, said Mr Chope told her that he objected to it it "wasn't debated" in . She also said Mr Chope "wasn't really " what upskirting was. Politician Dawn Butler said: "It's disgusting that a [politician] has blocked upskirting from becoming a criminal offence."