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West Midlands Labour is holding it biennial conference in mid-November with a keynote speech from Labour Leader Ed Miliband MP.

For more information about this members only event CLICK HERE

 

 

West Midlands Labour Regional Conference 2014

West Midlands Labour is holding it biennial conference in mid-November with a keynote speech from Labour Leader Ed Miliband MP. For more information about this members only event CLICK HERE...

Labour Candidate, David Jamieson was joined by Shadow Policing Minister and Birmingham MP, Jack Dromey, on a walk-about with community wardens in West Bromwich as part of his campaign to be the next West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.DJsmall.jpg

 

David and Jack joined the community wardens to highlight the importance of visible neighbourhood policing across the West Midlands. Neighbourhood Policing was introduced by the previous Labour government as a way of giving communities peace of mind and making streets safer.  It was considered to be a great success but, as a result of cuts from the Tory-led Government, Neighbourhood Policing has suffered.

Labour’s Police & Crime Commissioner candidate, David Jamieson said, “Neighbourhood Policing is a key priority for me if elected. I will protect it and strengthen it. The Street Wardens scheme ran by Labour-run Sandwell Council is a great example of how local Councils can work with the Police to make areas safer, cleaner and more pleasant places to live. If elected I will work with local Councils closely to make sure that the Police are in touch with local concerns and on top of local issues.”

Jack Dromey said: "Neighbourhood Policing was introduced by Labour and is crucial in ensuring the safety and security of local people where they live and work. A Labour Police & Crime Commissioner and a Labour Government will protect and strengthen Neighbourhood Policing.”

Along with protecting neighbourhood policing, David Jamieson has pledged to recruit more police officers; keep Police Community Support Officers and the vital work they do; stop the privatisation of the police and ensure they are accountable to the public and not shareholders and make sure police are on the beat and not behind a desk.

Police and Crime Commissioner candidate goes on the beat.

Labour Candidate, David Jamieson was joined by Shadow Policing Minister and Birmingham MP, Jack Dromey, on a walk-about with community wardens in West Bromwich as part of his campaign to...

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Bob Jones passed away.  Leading Labour Party figures have paid tribute to and offered their condolences to Bob's family.

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Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband MP, said:

 

“It is terribly sad news that Bob Jones has passed away.

 

“He was a dedicated public servant, who cared deeply about his local community.

 

“He served with distinction both as a councillor and – more recently – as West Midland’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

“Bob Jones was respected across the political spectrum for his service and huge contribution to improving policing.

 

“My thoughts today are with Bob’s wife Sarah and his family.

 

“I know he will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues in the Labour Party and by people from across the West Midlands.”

 

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, said:

 

“This is very sad news and comes as a terrible shock to us all. My thoughts are with Bob’s wife Sarah and his family and friends at this tragic and difficult time.


“Bob was a very kind and intelligent man who cared deeply about the communities he represented. He served with great distinction as Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, and before that led the West Midlands Police Authority, always championing neighbourhood policing and victims’ rights. I have benefited from his advice and wisdom over the years and he was rightly awarded a CBE last year.


“He was also dedicated to the Labour Party and had served as a councillor for 33 years, right near where he was born and in the community he served so diligently.


“He will be badly missed in the Labour Party and in the West Midlands as a caring public servant and a friend.”

 

Shadow Policing Minister Jack Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington, said:

 

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of West Midlands PCC Bob Jones. Bob was a great champion of all that is best in British policing and a thoroughly decent man. I had the honour to launch his campaign for election to the post of PCC and I worked closely with him as he stood up in tough times for Neighbourhood Policing. Kind, gentle, always courteous, he will be remembered with great affection as a man who made a real difference.” 

Statement on the death of Bob Jones, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Bob Jones passed away.  Leading Labour Party figures have paid tribute to and offered their condolences to Bob's family.

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