Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is calling on the Government to crack down on anti-social behaviour and crime, and to take action against violence against women and girls.

Latest figures show that this year alone police recorded over 2 million incidents of antisocial behaviour – the highest in seven years. Even then this is still a fraction of the estimated 13.6 million adults who have witnessed or experienced antisocial behaviour during the same time.

Gwynne is backing the Labour Party’s recent pledges which would see additional funding for police officers and PCSOs, as well as a fund to enable councils to fund enforcement or pay for additional CCTV. The Party has also pledged to strengthen legal protections for victims of anti-social behaviour.

Additionally, the Party has outlined how it will tackle violence against women and girls. Proposals include increasing sentences for rape and stalking, reviewing sentencing for all domestic abuse, and better support for victims of rape and sexual violence.

Commenting on the proposals Andrew Gwynne said:

“The rise in anti-social behaviour needs to be tackled. This government has systematically underfunded our police in England and Wales, as well as cutting support for local clubs which do a great job of keeping young people engaged and part of a community.

 

We urgently need to see some action taken. That’s why I’m proud to be supporting Labour’s proposals. We are pledging increased funding for police officers and PCSOs, increased legal protection for victims of anti-social crime, and a fund to assist councils in clamping down on crime.

 

I would also urge the Government to consider Labour’s proposals relating to violence against women and girls. The current conviction rate for rape and sexual assault is dire, and we need to see increased sentences for rape and stalking alongside much better support for rape and sexual assault survivors.

 

We need to do things differently and prioritise making our streets safer.”

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