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: 

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. 



Wakefield Express: Arrests Made After MP Meeting

I'm very pleased that progress has been made in the Outwood Memorial Hall vandalism case.

The below is from today's Wakefield Express. I'm glad I have been of help.

I will continue to monitor this situation and hold my regular Memory Cafes for residents in the Memorial Hall.

Andrea holds her Pensions Awareness Bus Surgery

Just held my Pensions Awareness Bus Surgery in Morley!

Thanks to all the pensions experts such as, Scottish Widows & Department for Work and Pensions - DWP who gave fantastic help and support to residents.

Constituency Round Up (4.3.19)

I’ve enjoyed another fantastic and fast paced few days, back home in our local area.

On Friday, I hosted another of my regular Memory Cafes, and was overjoyed with the record attendance of over 30 residents.

Andrea donates to Robin Hood Defibrillator fund

Robin Hood Primary School PTA is raising money for a defibrillator that would be accessible to the local community in times of emergency, they are hoping to raise £1600 in order to fund this project. 

Bus Surgery in Morley

In my goal to improve bus travel in our area, I recently held another of my regular Bus Surgeries on Queen Street, Morley.