This week, Home Secretary, Amber Rudd has announced a multi-million-pound commitment to steering young people away from crime and tackling violent gangs. In my role as Solicitor General and as a member of a Ministerial Group on knife crime, I have been involved with this directly.
Housing and transport issues are very much to the fore at present, so I was pleased to welcome Housing Minister, Dominic Raab to Swindon on Thursday. During the visit, Council Leader David Renard spoke about the various housing projects taking place across our town.
The future of Lydiard House and Country Park is important to all of us, which is why I was very pleased to see that agreement as to the way forward has been reached between Swindon Borough Council and the Lydiard Park Heritage Trust.
A man who murdered his ex-partner will spend more time in prison after South Swindon MP, Robert Buckland, who is the Solicitor General, referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.