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

This weekend's protests

There was a Black Live Matter protest and a counter protest at the statue of Sir Robert Peel over the past weekend.

'Topple the Racists' on the Robert Peel Statue

Robert Peel, the PM who emancipated Catholics, cut the death penalty, cut food costs and founded our unarmed Police Force. A progressive statesman; we in Tamworth are proud of him. BTW, below is wrong, you've got the wrong Peel!

Cemeteries in Tamworth to re-open

Over the past few weeks our local cemeteries have been closed, this was in line with the Government guidance to help prevent unnecessary socialising.

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.