Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is today asking residents to give their views on local crime in Labour’s Crime Survey.
Recent statistics show that crime and anti-social behaviour has risen by over 50% in the last year, and over recent years the Government has cut police numbers to their lowest ever. Gwynne is backing Labour’s recently announced crime plan which would see additional funding for PCSO’s and Police Officers, as well as a fund to enable councils to pay for enforcement and additional CCTV. Additionally, the Party has also outlined a robust strategy to tackle violence against women and girls.
The local crime survey asks residents a series of questions about their local experience of crime and anti-social behaviour, and aims to isolate the key areas where work needs to be done to make communities safer. Those wishing to take part in the survey can do so by clicking here.
Gwynne, encouraging residents to take part in the survey, said:
“Over the last year we have seen anti-social behaviour skyrocket, alongside the slashing of police funding and the closing of youth and community clubs which often provide a great outlet for young people to feel engaged and part of a community.
That’s why I want to hear about residents’ experience of crime and anti-social behaviour in their local community, and what they’re key priorities are. I want local people to have a voice in how their own areas are policed, and I think this survey is a great way of doing that. Nothing is more important to me than making sure constituents feel safe and secure in their own communities, and Labour is the only party serious about doing something to achieve that.
So I would urge anyone who is interested to fill out this survey and give their views. Doing so will not only help me understand key issues in the local area, but also help us fight for proper action on a national level from the Government.”