Shadow Home Office Minister Chris Bryant pays a visit to Bletchley

Chris Bryant MP, far right, is joined by Elaine Wales and Andrew Pakes in Bletchley
Chris Bryant MP, far right, is joined by Elaine Wales and Andrew Pakes in Bletchley
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SHADOW Home Office Minister Chris Bryant MP dropped into Milton Keynes on Saturday to lend his support for Labour’s campaign for the forthcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

The Shadow Minister joined Labour Parliamentary Spokesman Andrew Pakes and Councillor Elaine Wales for a street surgery in Bletchley speaking to residents about community safety issues.

Residents in Milton Keynes will get to choose the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley area on November 15. The Labour candidate is Tim Starkey, a Buckinghamshire based barrister.

Mr Bryant said: “It was great to join Andrew and Elaine in Bletchley on possibly the sunniest day of the year.

“Milton Keynes is crucial to Labour’s success at the next election and I enjoyed listening to residents and hearing about concerns on street lighting, the state of the pavements and community safety.”

And Mr Pakes added: “There was strong backing in Bletchley for keeping police and community support officers on the beat. Residents want to see a swift response to anti-social behaviour and more neighbourhood policing, but that is under stress from the level of cuts being forced on the police.”