Andrea meets with Home Secretary to discuss investments in policing

Last Tuesday Andrea led a meeting of Yorkshire based MPs with the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, in Westminster.

The meeting was held to raise resident’s concerns about crime and policing.

Earlier this year, Andrea told the Government that residents were concerned about police numbers, and the Minister for Policing said the Government had taken steps that led to an additional £460 million investment for the police system, including another £9.9 million for West Yorkshire.

Recently, the Government announced a further investment of £970 million additional funds to enable police forces to recruit more officers.

Andrea said: “I am delighted that the Home Secretary has listened to my concerns and decided to invest almost £1bn extra into policing. One of the key parts of my plan for our area is ensuring local authorities deliver and alongside residents, I will keep up the pressure on the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure we see results that help fight crime and anti-social behaviour. We need to see a more visible police presence on our streets to keep our communities safe and to deter criminality”

The Home Secretary said: "I had a productive meeting with Andrea who raised with me the issues her constituents face with crime and asked for more police on the beat: I was glad to confirm that new investments have been made by the Government to improve the safety of the citizens of West Yorkshire". 

Andrea recently launched a petition on her website for residents to sign up and ask the Police and Crime Commissioner to deploy crime-fighting resources in our area to help increase police visibility and combat crime.

You can sign Andreas’ petition to help tackle crime at the following link.