Shadow Home Secretary Dominic Grieve is among the latest politicians to sign a House of Commons motion over the right to take photographs in public unchallenged.

The Conservative MP for Beaconsfield, who is also the Shadow Attorney General, is among 240 MPs to back the Early Day Motion, tabled by Labour MP Austin Mitchell.

Earlier this week we reported that the government is set to liaise with police chiefs following calls for officers to be given clearer guidelines about photography in public.

The matter was raised in the House of Lords on 16 July by Lord Rosser, who called for a ‘mutually acceptable balance between security needs and the legal right to take photographs in public places’.

The matter is gaining a higher public profile as the campaign gathers momentum. This week, BBC TV’s News and Current Affairs department called Amateur Photographer‘s newsdesk for information on the latest developments.

Yesterday GMTV interviewed an elderly women who was wrongly stopped from taking photos of an empty outdoor paddling pool by a council official.