September 3, 2019

‘Give a Day to Policing’ – On Patrol with South Wales Police

One of my priorities since being elected has been to campaign for more funding and specifically, additional capital city funding (like London receives) for our Police. I’ve taken part in the ‘Give A Day To Policing’ campaign, a national campaign to get MPs to shadow local police to understand more about what they do and the challenges they face. I’ve spent …

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May 2, 2018

Why Our City Should Have Capital City Police Funding

In Parliament today I challenged the Secretary of State for Wales on the Tory Government’s police funding cuts and the fact that our police force does not get recognised as a capital city force attracting specific additional funding.   Cardiff, usually Cardiff Central, hosts more than 400 major events a year at an additional cost of at least £3 million annually. That’s the …

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February 25, 2016

Opposition Day Debate – Tory Cuts to Police Funding in South Wales

The Labour Party secured an opposition day debate on Wednesday 24th February on police funding, crime and community safety. The debate was well attended by my fellow Labour colleagues where we spoke about the impact of Westminster cuts on policing and communities across England and Wales. I took the opportunity to raise with the Home Secretary the effects of the cuts …

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November 10, 2015

Policing Minister Fails to Answer My Question on Funding for South Wales Police

On Monday 9th November I had the opportunity to quiz Policing Minister Mike Penning on the Home Office’s failures in calculating police funding for South Wales. It was important to question the Minister on this matter as it was revealed on Friday that the Home Office’s proposed new funding formula for police forces was based on the wrong data, leaving …

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