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Henry Smith MP welcomes new Prime Minister's policing pledge

After raising the issue last week with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first full day in office, Henry Smith MP has welcomed the Government’s confirmation that the recruitment of 20,000 new police officers will begin within weeks.

Boris Hits The Ground Running

Our new Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson has certainly hit the ground running. A new government has been created and six key pledges have been given. They are: 1 - Getting Brexit done by 31st October, with a great new deal for Britain. 2 - Making sure Britain is prepared for a no deal, as the best way to get a great new deal. 3 - Making sure people start seeing the £20 billion in new NHS funding in their GP surgeries and local hospitals. 4 - Hiring 20,000 new police officers and giving them the powers to keep our streets safe. 5 - Properly funding our schools so that every child gets more guaranteed minimum funding, regardless of where they live. 6 - Delivering a strong economy to fund the public services we all rely on.

An Improving Education

The summer holidays are upon us and my fellow Councillors and I would like to thank all the teachers and staff who work in our local schools for their efforts over the school year. It is right to recognise this hard work, often in difficult circumstances, that means Crawley’s children are gaining the skills and knowledge they need for the future.
I am delighted to hear that in figures released last week by the government, that 9,006 more children in Crawley are now in schools rated good or outstanding, compared with 2010. There are now 15,801 Crawley children receiving a good or outstanding education, compared to just 6,795 in 2010.

Crawley MP Welcomes Police Covenant Commitment

Following Government action to demands from a campaign supported by Henry Smith MP, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has promised police officers will be given greater protection in and out of the job through a Police Covenant – similar to the Military Covenant introduced under David Cameron when Prime Minister.

Investment in Electric Vehicles and Gatwick Railway Station

Our country has started on the path to change to electric vehicles, which is likely to speed up as the years go by. Last week, our Conservative Government announced the investment of £37 million to revolutionise the experience of owning an electric vehicle, which will help more people realise the benefits of electric vehicles and speed up our journey to a zero-emission future.