More officers on the beat to cut crime

More officers on the beat to cut crime: It's time to cut crime and tackle anti-social behaviour. That’s why I’ve been organising regular meeting with local Police Sergeants, so residents get to share their police and crime priorities directly. Like we’ve recently done in Smithills. And with the Government recruiting 20,000 more officers, I’ll make the case for more police on the beat in Bolton West and Atherton, with the extra resources they need.

Earlier this year, Chris met Boris Johnson, urging him to pledge additional policing resources if he became Prime Minister. Now, as the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has promised to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers. Chris also met the Superintendents for both Bolton and Wigan, to raise the concerns he received from constituents about a lack of police response and took part in two shifts with GMP to learn more about what additional resources the police need. Regularly meeting constituents has also ensured that Chris remains up-to-date with local crime concerns.

For more information about what Chris has been doing to combat crime and anti-social behaviour, see some of the news articles below. 

News

MP welcomes boost in police numbers for GMP

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) will recruit 347 new police officers within the first year of the government’s unprecedented drive to increase police numbers by 20,000, it has been announced by the Home Office today.

Wigan Observer - Tuesday 8th October

On the Prime Minister’s recent visit to Manchester, Boris Johnson compared the performance and ability of mayors around the country, saying that “some are better than others”.  Ultimately, the Prime Minister has delivered for London and now wants to deliver for the United Kingdom so, I expect, in