The Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill, introduced yesterday by Home Secretary Priti Patel, will deliver on a range of promises we made in our 2019 manifesto around policing, crime, and the justice system.
This bill will address an array of topics I am regularly contacted by constituents about, including:
🚗 Introducing the option of a life sentence for killer drivers
🚔 Enshrining the police covenant into law
👶 Introducing whole life sentences for pre-meditated child murder
🚔🚑🚒 A doubling of the maximum sentence for anyone who assaults an emergency worker
🔪 Serious Violence Reduction Orders, allow police to stop and search people with a history of carrying illegal knives
🌳🚐🌳Criminal penalties for unauthorised encampments
And much more.
We promised to be tough on crime, keep our country and its citizens safe, and give our police the ability to do their job, and we meant it!