The singer and activist continued her work with the ‘Speak Out’ campaign by sharing her story of abuse and calling on ministers to better fund support services
Speaking at the Conservative party conference in a session chaired by The Sun’s Kate Ferguson, Mel B recounted her story of violence with her ex-partner and asked the audience: “How many more must die?”
Mel said: “I’m here thanks to [Sun editor] Victoria Newton, the Sun and the remarkable team. I’m not here because I’m Mel B, Scary Spice from Spice Girls. I’m here because I’m Melanie Brown.”
She later added: “I’m holding the flag for the other survivors that don’t have a voice or are too worried to speak.”
Led by The Sun and Women’s Aid, the campaign is fighting to increase awareness of domestic violence across society, as well as highlighting factors such as the cost-of-living crisis which add increasing pressure on those suffering abuse.
Campaigners also want the Home Office to secure funds for emergency support for survivors to offset the impact of rising prices on shelters.
Women’s Aid commented on Mel’s session, saying: “As Scary Spice Mel asked at our event at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham — how many more women must die? Built on 20 years of The Sun campaigning on domestic abuse, our Speak Out campaign asks everyone to step up and do what they can to help.”