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. 



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. 

Andrea's Party Conference Round Up 2019

What a fantastic Conservative Party Conference in Manchester!

It was a pleasure to speak to the University of Manchester Policy department about Mental Health in Education and the importance of early action.

Andrea On Patrol With Morley Police

Great to spend a few hours today with some local officers in Morley

It was a pleasure to join them on patrol in our area and see first hand their hard work - I'm so glad that our new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is making policing a priority with 20,000 new police officers.

Andrea Thanks Emergency Services on 999 Day

I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude and pride in our emergency services, both locally and nationally. They work so hard to keep us all safe, and on 999Day I want to say a huge thank you!

Andrea Welcomes Home Secretary, Priti Patel, to Morley

I was pleased to welcome the Home Secretary to my office on Morley high street, where she was greeted by local activists and Councillors. She gave a great speech about supporting the police in their fighting against crime, the importance of delivering Brexit and a future General Election.