My front-line experience will be invaluable to me if I am elected to serve as Bedfordshire’s next Police and Crime Commissioner.
Posts by Festus Akinbusoye
Festus Akinbusoye was the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for West Ham constituency at 2015 General Election. He is currently Chair of Milton Keynes Conservative Association.Follow @
Festus Akinbusoye: The scandal of rising assaults on police officers. And what must be done to help reduce them.
We may need to move towards a mandatory minimum sentence to send a clearer message.
However, its current focus on urban chicken shops risks excluding rural areas, where ‘county lines’ criminality is a growing concern.
Festus Akinbusoye: Ministers must clamp down on schools which misuse exclusion as a tool to raise exam pass rates
Bright but disruptive pupils are allowed to stay while less able but equally troublesome children are dumped. It is illegal, but it happens nonetheless.
We must turbo-charge the vehicle of British entrepreneurship as we drive across the Brexit bridge which should connect us with the rest of the world.
Without sufficient staff and resources, governors will find it impossible to deliver the programmes prisoners need to avoid recidivism.
Our universities churn out more graduates than is useful whilst necessary skills are under-supplied by the neglected vocational alternative.
Fighting to ensure a level playing field is essential for capitalism to work at its best, and is a very Conservative thing to do.