We need more bobbies

 

I know from speaking to residents around here that people are increasingly worried about anti-social behaviour and violent crime.  Many people complain that they no longer see the police patrolling our streets round here. How right they are! Since the Tories came to power in 2010 over 2,000 police officers and nearly 400 Police Community Support Officers have been cut from our regional police force.

It’s no surprise therefore that serious violent crime has shot up in the West Midlands because of these police cuts and the lack of funding for youth services.

The Tories have lost their grip on crime.

The Tory cuts have meant less police on our streets and a drastic under investment in youth services and mental health. Services that provided a safety net and helped prevent crime in our communities.

So many Mums and Dads tell me that they no longer want to bring their children into our local town centres.

That’s why I have launched a ‘We need more Bobbies’ campaign.

 

Little wonder then that complaints of anti-social behaviour have rocketed. So many Mums and Dads tell me that they no longer want to bring their children into our local town centres.

To get involved in the ‘We need more Bobbies’ campaign sign our petition below or email action@tom-watson.com to get a poster for your window.

Please sign my petition.

I’ll keep fighting against these cuts, to protect our police and fight crime.

Will you sign?