Tackling Knife Crime

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23 Jun 2014

I am calling on the Government to do more to tackle knife crime. Last week in Westminster I voted to protect local communities by introducing minimum six-month jail sentences for those repeatedly committing knife crimes.

Many people are worried about knife crime and I voted for this measure because it sends a strong message that carrying a knife is utterly unacceptable.

It’s shocking that no ministers chose to support this measure, I am sure that local people will be incredibly disappointed at the Government’s inaction on this issue.