Today Redcar's MP, Jacob Young, spoke up in the House of Commons in support of the government's new Policing Bill.
Arguing that the new bill will deliver a justice system that puts victims before criminals, Jacob drew upon examples of criminal issues in his home constituency, including: violent crime, low value car thefts and illegal off-road bikers in the TS6 district.
Whilst supporting the bill's key focus point of tougher sentences for attacks on emergency workers, increased jail time for sex offenders and extra funding for violence reduction; the MP did request a re-look at the criteria needed to qualify for violence reduction funding. He drew further attention to the issue of violent crime in the Redcar and Cleveland area, referencing the work of Theresa Cave and the Chris Cave Foundation locally.
Finishing his speech, Jacob highlighted the importance of an 'effective' Police and Crime Commissioner, stating: "I urge people across Teesside to vote for better policing in Teesside, to vote Conservative for Steve Turner on the 6th May."
You can watch his full speech above.