During the recent General Election, I spent a lot of time of the doorsteps of Leicestershire. While it was not the main topic of conversation - that was inevitably Brexit - one of the law and order issues that did come up was that of victim support.
Crime in rural areas poses its own special problems – the often long distances involved can slow down response times, fewer people out and about can make witnesses difficult to find and unlit roads provide cover at night for criminals.
Shortly before Christmas I paid a visit to Leicestershire Cares [https://www.leicestershirecares.co.uk/] which works tirelessly to put local businesses in touch with young people, ex-offenders and others who are in need of support and assistanc
With the General Election behind us and Boris Johnson forming his programme for the new majority Conservative Government, this seems a good time to sign off from the website and the campaigning for the festive season.
For the 2019 General Election, the Conservatives chose an excellent candidate for the seat of Leicester West in the shape of Amanda Wright, a county councillor. She had a mountain to climb as Labour MP Liz Kendall had a majority of over 11,000.
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