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Standing up against LGBT+ hate crime in our region

The recent spate of LGBT+ attacks in our region is appalling and goes against everything we stand for in this region. It will not be tolerated. I am working closely with the police and community partners like Pride to ensure all forms of hate crime are taken seriously and victims get the right support. Read my full statement here.

£50,000 Youth Diversion Fund launched for youth projects running over autumn

Grants of up to £3,000 are now available from my new Youth Diversion Fund for community organisations offering safe, engaging youth activities over the busy Halloween and Mischief Night. Find out more here.

Securing over £3.3m for Merseyside

I promised I’d stand up for Merseyside and take our call for more funding right to the heart of Government.  That’s exactly what I’ve done and secured more than £3.3 from central Government for some really valuable projects, which will provide extra support for vulnerable victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse and crackdown on crime, particularly…
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Emily Spurrell Elected as Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioner

Emily Spurrell has been elected as the Police & Crime Commissioner of Merseyside. Emily thanked voters across Merseyside after she collected 178,875 votes, taking more than half the first preference count and was elected the winner on Saturday 8th May. Throughout her campaign, Emily has promised to deliver visible and accountable policing, give victims and…
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Shadow Policing Minister Sarah Jones MP visits two organisations providing vital support to victims in Merseyside

Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister, Sarah Jones MP, today will join Labour’s Police and Crime Commissioner candidate, Emily Spurrell, to visit two local organisations providing vital support to victims in Merseyside.   The first visit will be to a memorial bench installed in Newton-Le- Willows in memory of Daniel Fox, a local 29-year-old man sadly murdered after…
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Emily responds to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill should have been an opportunity to take steps to repair the damage done to the criminal justice system. Instead the Government chose to focus their efforts on protecting statues, instead of women, and clamping down on legitimate forms of protest.  Whilst the positive, long overdue, steps taken to…
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Emily Responds to Liverpool Council Investigation

LIke many of you, I have spent the last week digesting the recent investigation report and the implications for the Council. When I first read the report I was angry and incredibly disappointed. That a minority of individuals abused their position and sought to undermine Council processes is deeply upsetting. I know that the majority…
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Emily Responds to the use of Stop and Search

The biggest power a PCC has is the oversight and scrutiny of police decision making and that’s where I think I can make the biggest impact on how the police operate. As PCC I want to introduce a programme of scrutiny that ensures transparency in police decision making, including recruiting independent community members to sit…
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Getting police back on the streets at heart of manifesto

Emily Spurrell, Labour’s candidate for Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner, has today released her manifesto – pledging to put communities and victims at the heart of policing across the Merseyside, while fighting for more funding from Central Government. Since 2010 police funding cuts have meant Merseyside Police have lost over 800 police officers, almost 300…
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Make Misogyny a Hate Crime

Emily has today written to the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police calling on the police to start recording misogyny as a hate crime.  The letter, signed by Councillors and MPs from across Merseyside, said; ‘Dear Chief Constable Andy Cooke,  We are writing to you today on behalf of women across the region who have been…
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