The Home Secretary has backed Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s six-point plan to ensure everyone feels safe in communities across the county.
In a video message, Priti Patel applauded the work of Peter McCall, who is standing again for the Conservative’s in May’s election.
The Home Secretary spoke about her priority to make Britain safer, recruiting 20,000 more police officers, with more than 6,000 since already on the beat since the General Election in 2019.
She said: “We’ve provided tasers to police forces across the country and invested £65 million to end county line drug gangs. But to keep going I’m going to need the help of Conservative Police and Crime Commissioners like Peter, who is putting public safety first in Cumbria.”
Urging people to vote for Peter in the upcoming election, the Home Secretary spoke about his plan for Cumbria, building on the work he has already carried out as police and crime commissioner.
This includes expanding neighbourhood policing teams to ensure everyone across Cumbria can feel safer in their homes and communities by cracking down on crime, integrating blue light services, helping the police to work together with the fire and ambulances services and supporting victims of domestic abuse.
Thanking the Home Secretary, Peter said: ““I’m delighted that I have the backing of the Home Secretary.
“Throughout the time that I have been the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria a lot has been achieved, but there is still more work to be done. Work which I will ensure carries on if elected in May.”