One force can complete vetting of officers in two months, while another can take up to eight months. In Bedfordshire, we are part of a closer Tri-Force collaboration with Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
Work is under way in Bedfordshire to ensure a common local framework on absenteeism which is to include engagement with the child.
The first part of a series on ConHome this week about the politics of race in Britain today.
My front-line experience will be invaluable to me if I am elected to serve as Bedfordshire’s next Police and Crime Commissioner.
We may need to move towards a mandatory minimum sentence to send a clearer message.
Bright but disruptive pupils are allowed to stay while less able but equally troublesome children are dumped. It is illegal, but it happens nonetheless.
We must turbo-charge the vehicle of British entrepreneurship as we drive across the Brexit bridge which should connect us with the rest of the world.
Our universities churn out more graduates than is useful whilst necessary skills are under-supplied by the neglected vocational alternative.
Fighting to ensure a level playing field is essential for capitalism to work at its best, and is a very Conservative thing to do.