Sunday 2 May 2021 / 10:53 AM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds responding to the Prime Minister’s article in today’s Mail on Sunday

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the Prime Minister’s article in today’s Mail on Sunday, said:

No wonder the Prime Minister is defensive on crime. Violent crime has risen by a shocking 116 per cent since 2015, while the number of suspects charged has fallen by 26 per cent. Victims of crime have been left waiting years for justice and there has been a shameful rise in attacks on police officers.

The Conservatives have had 11 years of talking tough and failing to deliver. The reality is that under the Conservatives criminals have never had it so good.

“This Thursday there is a choice facing the country – a Conservative Party that has made our streets less safe and failed victims, or a Labour Party that will tackle the rise in violent crime, put more police on our streets and put victims at the heart of the criminal justice system.