Matthew was delighted to welcome the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to the Hendon constituency to see how Conservative reforms to the Police Service are having a positive impact in the local area.
Cutting crime and reducing the fear of crime is a top priority for Matthew. Over the last Parliament the Conservative-led Government introduced reforms that have cut Labour's red tape and scrapped unnecessary targets so the police can get on with the one job that truly matters to our local community – cutting crime. These changes have saved an estimated 4.5 million hours of police times, equivalent to an extra 2,100 police officers. Matthew was delighted to show the Home Secretary how these reforms are working in the constituency - with local crime down 14% it is clear that Conservative Policy is succeeding in Hendon.
Matthew said: “Talking to local people I am aware that crime and anti-social behaviour is an important concern. I am pleased that many people are telling me they are starting to feel there are improvements but I am not complacent and I know that there is more work to be done.
"Recently I joined local police on patrols to see first-hand the challenges they face and to gain a greater understanding of the crime and security issues that affect our community. I will continue to work with the police to ensure that residents feel safe in their own homes and on our streets. This is in stark contrast to Labour who are obsessed with bureaucracy, want to give prisoners the vote, and opposed the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill.”
Matthew is pictured with the Home Secretary, Theresa May, local councillors and supporters campaigning in Edgware