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Fighting Crime - Locally

The Liberal Democrats are often accused by our opponents of being soft on crime. This could not be further from the truth. Liberal Democrats up and down the country detest crime as much as any other Political Party or any other law abiding person.

The difference is Liberal Democrats across the country look for practical solutions that actually work to tackle crime in their local area, many of the these ideas are applicable only to that area, however some are more widely applicable and they have become best practise.

Here are just a few examples from around the country

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  • Richard Kemp
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr. Richard Kemp, Liverpool City Council in Fighting Crime - locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    There's lot of talk about the Police and Councils and communities There's lot of talk about the Police and Councils and communities because of the Police Commissioner elections. My guess is that it won't make a scrap of difference and that what we need to be doing now is what we should have been doing for years -work with and engage the Police in what you and the community are doing!

  • Cllr Jill Shortland, OBE
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr Jill Shortland, Chair of the LGA Liberal Democrat Group in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    Community Restorative Practice began in Somerset in 2003 when I launched a campaign for Community Justice. I described the need as "moving back to the days when volunteers sat in Justice over their peers, now called Magistrates but lost is the local community element of the work that Magistrates used to be responsible for."

  • Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the London Assembly in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    The passionate advocates of Police and Crime Commissioners often state that London has 'led the way'. Speaking from direct experience I have to say the reality is that there is very little to boast about so far!

    It is true that the Mayor of London is now ultimately responsible for supervising the Metropolitan Police Service, with the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) replaced earlier this year by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

  • Terry Stacy
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr Terry Stacy, London Borough of Islington in Fighting Crime - locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    Despite its image in the media as a wealthy borough of literati and luvvies living in row upon row of Georgian terraces (and, yes, there are pockets of those properties), it is often overlooked that Islington has some of the highest levels of poverty in the country.

    Latest figures show that Islington is the 14th most deprived borough in England. We have many of the typical characteristics you would associate with inner London. The levels and types of crime reflect this. So how did Liberal Democrats in Islington go about tackling the issue that is often residents' biggest concern?

  • Cllr Mark Weldon
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr Mark Weldon, Executive member for Supporting Communities, Stockport Metropolitian Borough Council in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    The Safer Stockport Partnership joins together many public and voluntary organisations, including Liberal Democrat run Stockport Council, Greater Manchester Police, the Health Service, Greater Manchester Probation Trust, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Victim Support. Its purpose is to reduce crime, substance misuse and anti-social behaviour and the effect that has on the people of Stockport.