I witnessed crime almost immediately when selected as a parliamentary candidate, when a young man was stabbed to death at the end of my road here in Hinckley. This event has sent shock waves throughout the local community.
Crime is a real issue. From fly tipping and machinery theft in rural areas, to drug running and knife crime in the urban areas. The Conservatives are fronting up to the problem. .
What does this mean in reality for the people of Hinckley, Bosworth and Markfield? Already 98 new police officers have been recruited this year alone to the Leicestershire Police Force. Working to improve the safety of the public.
We have promised 20,000 new police officers across the UK