LABOUR MP Kali Mountford won Tony Blair's support in the Commons for a group which helps victims of domestic violence.
Ms Mountford, MP for Colne Valley, praised the work of Women's Aid during Prime Minister's Questions.
She invited Mr Blair to support an awareness campaign launched at a reception hosted by Chancellor Gordon Brown and wife Sarah at 11 Downing Street.
Mr Blair said he backed the campaign and told the Commons that prosecutions for domestic violence had this crime had increased in the last few years.
But he agreed more should be done.
Ms Mountford said later: "As secretary of the Domestic Violence Group in the Commons I know how much has been done in the past few years to make this a crime like any other.
"But we all accept that more needs to be done to raise this issue in the public's mind."