Tracy Brabin, Labour MP for Batley & Spen and Labour candidate for West Yorkshire Mayor, is launching her manifesto consultation process ahead of the first West Yorkshire mayor election in May.
“I want to build a manifesto that represents all of West Yorkshire and I want to hear from people, charities and businesses across our region about what they want from their mayor. I want to work with you to make sure that West Yorkshire is the best place best place to grow up and grow old in.
This week I’m focussing on policing and how we can make our communities safer.
From May 2021 the new Mayor of West Yorkshire will take on the powers of the Police and Crime Commissioner. If elected mayor one of my top priorities will be protecting and strengthening our neighbourhood policing teams. People across West Yorkshire place huge value on having a visible police presence in their areas, and when our police officers know and understand the communities they operate it helps not only to make our communities safer but people also feel safer.
I want to ensure in West Yorkshire we have a victim-centred response to crime, we need to confront domestic abuse and ensure that all survivors feel supported. I also want to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug crime head on. But more than this, I want to create safer communities that are able to prevent crime and take an early intervention approach to tackling the causes of crime.
I want to hear your priorities for the future of policing and crime prevention here in West Yorkshire.
That’s why I’m delighted to be able to invite you to our first manifesto consultation event. It will be held on Friday 12 February from 5:30 pm and I’ll be joined by our Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.
I’ll be joined by organisations from across West Yorkshire who have direct experience in making our communities safer.”
To register for this event visit the link below. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute you can fill out a submission via the link below.