Caroline Lucas offers her support

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Martin with Caroline Lucas in Norwich

Today the Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas offered her support to my campaign.

“I wish Martin the best of luck in today’s election. The Green Party’s message – of community policing, of tackling hate crime and focussing on underreported crimes – is unique in this debate. I urge people in Norfolk to vote for a real change today by voting for the Green Party.”

Thanks Caroline!

Policing in the East – manifesto launch

Last week the Green Party’s PCC candidates for Norfolk and Suffolk launched the manifesto for “Policing in the East” alongside Baroness Jenny Jones – the former Deputy Mayor of London.

Specific plans include a greater emphasis on under-or-unreported crimes such as domestic violence and rural thefts, which the Green Party candidates have claimed is particularly important to many residents in Norfolk and Suffolk.

This is the first time the Green Party are putting forward candidates anywhere in the region and are optimistic that the party’s vision for a more progressive form of policing and justice will resonate with voters on May 5th.

Concentrating on Yarmouth… my responses on how to make Great Yarmouth Safer

1) What issues in crime and policing does Great Yarmouth (town and borough) face that are unique to the area?

According to recent crime figures for Great Yarmouth, the most prevalent crimes are anti-social behaviour (ASB) and violent ones. In 2013 for instance, the ASB rate in Great Yarmouth was above the national average . Similarly the number of violent and sexual crimes and the amount of of drug-related offences was well above the national average and thus more action needs to be taken to remedy these. However, it is also worth pointing out that these figures showed that vehicle crime and burglary rates were low in the town and borough. Continue reading “Concentrating on Yarmouth… my responses on how to make Great Yarmouth Safer”