Reviewing Police & Crime Commissioners

I think the government's review into how Police and Crime Commissioners are performing is timely and should deliver more benefits for the public should they decide to extend the influence of PCCs.

£1 million Safer Streets funding

Staffordshire will receive £1,010,000 as part of the Government’s £25 million Safer Streets Fund to improve security in areas particularly affected by acquisitive crimes such as burglary, vehicle theft and robbery.

Queens Speech

In a nutshell. Some highlights from the recent Queens Speech mixing protecting society with improved support for victims and help with tackling the root causes of crime.

- New sentencing laws will ensure the most serious violent offenders, including terrorists, serve longer in custody;

Staffordshire turns blue.

Still buzzing from the news that Stoke on Trent North, Stoke on Trent Central and Newcastle under Lyme all elected Conservative MPs last week.

Law & Order manifesto pledges

Two Conservative manifesto pledges caught my attention today because I think they will help us to tackle violent crime and strengthen partnership prevention work.

Ben Adams supports Aaron Bell in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Tremendous support from across Stoke and Staffordshire today for superb Newcastle local Conservative candidate Aaron Bell. Residents keen to engage, positive about Aaron and up for a general election.

You can read about Aaron's campaign here: Aaron Bell for Newcastle-under-Lyme