Getting tough on crime

The increase in serious violence is worrying and sadly some people living in our area do not feel as safe as they should.

It is the Prime Minister's job to make our streets safer and we have already began work to do just that, putting away criminals for rehabilitation and ensuring that the law abiding majority can live their lives free from the fear of crime.

Once we get Brexit out of the way the Conservative Government will have a heavy focus on reducing crime as a priority.

I will do what I can to raise police and crime concerns with Government and to ensure Tamworth gets the funding and support needed to keep crime to a minimum.  Whether it is shoplifting, cyber fraud or car theft, every crime matters and I will do what I can to make Tamworth safer.

News

MOT exemption for 6 months

A number of you have written to me with concerns about getting your vehicle MOT sorted.  While I can confirm that garages are on the essential list and so can remain open, the Department for Transport has granted a six month exemption for all cars test from 30 March.

Coronavirus Scams Warning

The coronavirus outbreak has brought out the best and the worst in people.  Many residents in Tamworth and the villages have come together to help each other out, identify and support the most vulnerable, donate to groups like Support Staffordshire and Tamworth Self Isolation Group, put their nam

The Budget 2020

Yesterday the Chancellor unveiled a Budget that delivers on our promises to the British people to level up our whole United Kingdom and spread opportunity across every community. 

LCF Mini bond scheme update

A number of residents in my area had invested in London Capital and Finance (LCF) mini-bonds, a scheme that many believed was under protection of the United Kingdom's Financial Compensation Scheme. 

NHS changes to support staff

From April, new rules will be enforced for NHS staff.  Currently staff can refused to treat any non-critical care patients who are verbally or physically aggressive towards them.

Pre-Charge Bail consultation

Today the Home Secretary launched a consultation pre-charge bail to see what the wider public think of the idea.

Increasing police powers on drone misuse

Following the problems which arose around airports due to drone activities last year, the Government has acted to give police forces around the country brand new powers to tackle the misuse of unmanned aircraft.

Free Cyber Security Training For Businesses

One of the crime issues I am seeing more and more in my casework, is a rise in fraud and cyber crime.  Part of addressing and responding to this is being aware of where flaws may be, either through software and hardware or even through day to day social engineering.

Free summer project for youth

Staffordshire Council for Voluntary Youth Services is running a project this summer to connect British youth with young people from Bremen in Germany.

It's a free project two-week camp based in Cannock Chase with visits to the surrounding towns, celebrations and civic events.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Tamworth MP, Christopher Pincher, has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly t