John Prescott tells the Scunthorpe Telegraph why better community policing will help cut crime in the town.
John said he would aim to regain the streets of North Lincolnshire, with community policing at the top of his priorities.
He visited the area's Neighbourhood Action Teams, Westcliff Community Centre, the Central Community Centre, Central Mosque and the CCTV control centre.
I am really honoured to have been chosen by Labour members to be their Police and Crime Commissioner candidate.
I'd like to thank my opponent & his team for a lively campaign and hope they can help us secure a Labour win in November.
I intend to spend the next few months travelling the region listening to the people. From south bank to north bank, from village to city. I will be the People's Voice. THEY will shape their policing priorities with the police NOT Whitehall.
Rt Hon Theresa May MP,
2 Marsham Street
June 5 2012
Dear Home Secretary,
I’m writing to you because I am alarmed by the revelations in today’s Guardian newspaper about the private security firm Close Protection UK (CPUK) – ('Unemployed bussed in to steward river pageant' - Guardian, June 5 2012)
If the allegations are true, it is totally unacceptable that young unemployed people were bussed in to London from Bristol, Bath and Plymouth and forced to sleep out in the cold overnight before stewarding a major event with no payment.