Protecting our Police

Today is the annual conference of the Police Superintendents Association – and Home Secretary Priti Patel has just made her key note speech. I won’t reproduce it all, but the key points relate to the “Police Covenant” that she has been discussing and formulating of late.

Campaign Launch in LoughboroughConstituency

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP today joined Rupert Matthews, the Conservative Party’s Candidate to be the next Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, in launching the local campaign for the PCC Election next May.

Campaign Launch in Hinckley & Bosworth Constituency

Today I was delighted to launch my campaign as Prospective Conservative Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in the Hinckley and Bosworth constituency.

The Conservative Party as a "broad church"

If you have been watching, listening to or reading the news recently you will have heard many references to the Conservative Party being "a broad church". Or perhaps more often you may have heard accusations that it used to be a "broad church" but is no longer.

The Government's Spending Round - update

With all the furore over Brexit going on, it seems that some have lost sight of the fact that the Chancellor is today presenting his Spending Round to Parliament. Ordinarily this would be a big deal that would dominate the headlines across the media. Not so this year.

The Spending Round is Brought Forward

I welcome the news that the Chancellor has announced that the Spending Round will take place on Wednesday 4 September. This is some weeks before it was due to take place, and the early timing is great news.

I'm with Priti Patel when it comes to sentencing

In the wake of the death of PC Harper, who died after being dragged along the road by a vehicle in Sulhamstead village, Berkshire, after attending a reported burglary, the new Home Secretary Priti Patel called for a crackdown on assaults on police officers.