Fighting crime and disorder

One of the things that brought me into politics is a belief in the importance of law and order.

I have published research making the case for longer prison sentences.  The Prime Minister quoted from my research when he announced that we will build more prisons and end automatic early release. 

I'm pleased that the Government are now recruiting an extra 20,000 police.

It is good that crime is down overall since 2010, but it is still far too high and we must stop violent crime rising.

I have huge admiration for our police and prison officers and am making the case to make sure they have the resources they need to do their job. I’m also encouraging people to take steps to deter criminals, and encouraging local councils to invest in more CCTV. 

I've also campaigned on issues like banning stealth mobile phones which are smuggled into prisons - I want to make sure the law keeps up so we can crack down on new technologies and methods used by criminals.


Neil welcomes tougher measures on pet theft

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston has welcomed announcements that pet theft will be made a specific offence by the Government.

Neil said, “I know this is something that has unfortunately affected some of my constituents in Harborough personally.

Neil speaks in support of Finn's Law

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston spoke in support of Finn’s Law in Parliament on Friday 8th February 2019.

Neil speaks in Stalking Protection Bill debate

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, spoke in the Stalking Protection Bill debate in Parliament on behalf of murdered constituent Alice Ruggles. Alice was killed in 2016 by her ex-boyfriend Trimaan Dhillon following his stalking and harassing behaviour

Neil visits HMP Gartree

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, visited Gartree Prison in Market Harborough on Friday 19th October, following an invite from the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB).