Fighting crime and disorder

One of the things that brought me into politics is a belief in the importance of law and order. Everyone suffers if there is antisocial behaviour and fear, and the vulnerable the suffer most of all. 

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.

I am pressing to make sure our laws prioritise protecting victims and law abiding people, and that the law keeps up so we can crack down on new technologies and methods used by criminals.

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