‘WE MUST DO MORE to tackle knife crime’ – Gwynne

Knife crimeAndrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has called on the Tory-led government to do more to tackle knife crime.

On Tuesday, Mr Gwynne voted in Westminster to protect local communities by introducing minimum six-month jail sentences for those repeatedly committing knife crime.

This has become a key issue for people in Tameside and Stockport and Andrew Gwynne has shown his support for victims and opponents of knife crime by backing Labour’s call for the Tory-led government to do more.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“Many people in my constituency have told me that they are worried about knife crime and I voted for this measure because it sends a strong message that carrying a knife is utterly unacceptable.

“It’s shocking that neither Tory Ministers nor the Lib Dems chose to support this measure and people in Tameside and Stockport will be incredibly disappointed at the Government’s inaction on this issue.”

Sadiq Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, said:

“We need to do more to stop the devastation caused by the scourge of knife crime and that’s why we’re supporting these changes to the law.

“But we do a huge disservice to the victims of knife crime if we give the impression that this alone will solve the problem. Much more needs to be done to ensure people are made aware of the consequences of carrying a knife and to divert people away from this destructive lifestyle.”



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