Despite the mess the incumbent has made of it, having the chance to govern the greatest city in the World is an immense privilege and hugely worthwhile.
The Conservatives need a voice that is strong on our core principles of tackling crime and eliminating waste, but is also positive about building new homes and inspiring social cohesion.
A serious programme is needed to drive up prosecution rates and refocus on the police on bring criminals to justice.
Levelling-up can only work if the Prime Minister takes it so seriously they’re prepared to see most policy areas – or at least a good number of them – through the prism of it.
For too long carrying a knife has been seen as “low level” crime. No longer. But we must also help children who are being exploited by the real criminals.
A young constituent of mine is just one of many victims of crime who have been failed by box-ticking bureaucrats.
Work is under way in Bedfordshire to ensure a common local framework on absenteeism which is to include engagement with the child.
The new Economic Crime Manifesto, launched today, details how this country can once again lead the global response to this challenge.
Cooper is on top of her brief, yet somehow failed to press home her advantage as she pointed out to Patel that many criminals are getting off scot free.
Too often viewed as a victimless crime, stolen vehicles are often used for drug running and worse.
The Hammersmith Bridge omnishambles is the culmination of eight years of failure in my borough. It’s time for a change.
I aim to give the police the training, equipment, and leadership they need to strengthen their relationship with the law-abiding public.