Tougher Sentences and Cracking Down on Crime

Protecting citizens should always be the priority of the Government. I will continue to fight for more funds and investment in policing into our area, and I will keep fighting for support businesses need when they are victims of crime. 

I want to ensure that everyone affected by crime has a voice, and I will be that voice. 

I was happy to welcome the then Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to our area to discuss policing and antisocial behaviour. We then took to the streets in Wrenthorpe to hear the views of local people on the doorstep. 

I am pleased that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has put law and order at the centre of his vision for Britain, and has begun work to recruit 20,000 additional police officers to keep our streets safe. 

I welcome the investment the Government has already made, with £9.9 million additional funding given to the West Yorkshire area.

Further, I was very happy to hear from the West Yorkshire Police that they have received £4,000,020.00 to be spent by the 31st of March 2020. I'm pleased that WYP have said they will be deploying an increased number of officers, and also use an uplift in resources to tackle, prevent, and investigate street robberies.

I have recently met with the Policing Minister to discuss the need for more police on the streets and stronger sentences for violent crimes. I have also raised the issue of stronger sentencing to the Minister of State during Justice Questions in Parliament. 

Sign my petition to help fight crime in our area by asking local authorities to spend the increased Government funding for police right here in Morley and Outwood: https://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/campaigns/help-fight-crime-our-area 

Alongside the Ardsleys and Tingley Neighbourhood Watch group, I worked with local activists to establish the Crime Analysis Report which seeks to drive down crime in our local area by building up an accurate database of community reported crime via an easy to use survey. Using residents views, and their reported crimes, I was able to raise cases with the police and press the need for a greater police presence in our area. 

I will continue to fight to ensure that residents can feel safe both in their homes and on the street. 

 

News

Andrea Seeks Support for Police and the Rule of Law

In Parliament, I asked the Minister of State for Crime and Policing, Kit Malthouse,  about Extinction Rebellion and asked the Minister to reassure everybody that the police have the resources and support to uphold the Rule of Law.

Andrea Praises Increased Police Numbers

 

Great news for cracking down on crime as recent figures show the largest annual increase in officer numbers since 2003-04.

I very much welcome the additional 222 officers in West Yorkshire since September, and the fact that Police pay rising by 2.5% this year! 

Andrea Asks Minister About Domestic Abuse Cases

Today in Parliament I asked the Secretary of State for Justice, the Rt Hon Robert Buckland MP, about crimes related to domestic abuse. It is vital that we as a society tackle this important issue and I was shocked to hear that one in six crimes in West Yorkshire are linked to domestic abuse.

Andrea Writes to Police & Crime Commissioner

I have today written to Mark Burns-Williamson, the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, to raise my concerns about valdalism aimed at statues in our local area. 

Harwill Crime Survey

Following a surgery meeting with residents and the West Yorkshire Police, in which we discussed cracking down on crime in our local area, I was asked to assist with the gathering of crime statistics on the Harwill Estate area of Churwell. 

Andrea Stands Firm Against Terror

Andrea stands firm against terrorists by supporting the removal of legal aid from members of ISIS and other terrorist organisations.

 

Success: Andrea Campaigns to Protect Our Police

Residents may remember that, following discussions with the West Yorkshire Police Federation and local Police Officers, I recently wrote to the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, to ask her to consider introducing minimum sentencing for those who attack our police forces.