I’ve been campaigning for more police with tougher powers since I was elected as a MP. Today I’m launching my new campaign to help make sure local residents have their voice heard shaping the priorities of our new, excellent local police teams. What’s more, I want local offenders clearing up local mess – repaying their debt to our community.
So I’ll be writing to thousands of local residents asking their views on local priorities – and grot spots that need a face-lift. And today we got some help from my old boss, the Home Secretary. She’s given £50,000 to Birmingham to hire a police and justice co-ordinator to help get my agenda on the road right across the city. That’s my campaign off to a flying start.