The past year has demonstrated just how important it is to have strong, Labour leaders at the local level, standing up for communities after they’ve been let down yet again by a Tory Government.
We’ve seen police officers and public sector workers play a key role in keeping communities safe. But the devastating programme of cuts to all our public services has taken its toll.
Merseyside local authorities have seen some of the highest cuts in funding per person and, despite promises of more police officers, there is still a long way to go to replace the numbers we have lost. Meanwhile our communities continue to be affected by knife crime, gang violence, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse and hate crime.
If I’m elected Police and Crime Commissioner, I will stand up for Merseyside, demanding more from the Government to invest in public services that can stop someone turning to a life of crime.
Ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to succeed, and building communities that thrive, is fundamental to tackling crime across Merseyside and making all of our lives safer.
I will: Get more police officers back on the streets Develop a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls Support police to get criminals off the streets and protect young people Work with local councillors and community groups to tackle ASB Tackle speeding and dangerous driving to make our roads safer
Read my manifesto and find out more at http://www.emily4merseyside.com
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