Too often crime and anti-social behaviour is going unreported or unsolved in Bolsover, leaving many residents silently suffering.
That is why I strongly welcome the Prime Minister’s pledge to hire 20,000 new police officers and giving them additional powers to keep our streets safe.
Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, has made clear that tougher sentencing will be introduced for violent and repeat offenders. And most importantly, criminals will serve more of their sentence in prison.
Crime is a scourge on our communities and it is absolutely right that we give the police and the courts all the powers they need to keep our streets safe.