LABOUR'S candidate for Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner John Prescott today launches his campaign, promising to come up with a 'Plan B' to
protect cuts to frontline police.
New figures reveal 121 frontline Humberside Police officers have already been axed in the last two years because of the Government's 20% cut to police budgets.
John Prescott tells the Yorkshire Post on how greater co-operation between agencies and police will beat crime.
“This week I was in Scunthorpe and went to a mosque and asked them what their priorities were. They didn’t come out with a whole list of crimes of burglary, or murder, or whatever. What they did say is they are fed up of people being drunk in the streets and sleeping in the streets."
John Prescott talks to the Grimsby Telegraph on why he's demands answers for anti-social behaviour in Grimsby.
John Prescott arrived in Grimsby’s St James’ Square, and immediately demanded to know who was responsible for vandalism to the Fishermen’s Memorial.
Several tiles on which the memorial stands have been deliberately smashed.
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.
What is your experience of policing and crime in your community? Do you feel the same way as others in your community or are your issues unique that nobody has considered? Let us know.
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.
John Hannett, Usdaw General Secretary, today announced that Usdaw has joined the growing list of supporters of #JP4PCC. Joining Unite, Unison and hundreds of members from across Humberside, John says, "Usdaw is delighted to be supporting John Prescott for Humberside Police Commissioner."