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Hello and welcome to the programme. Coming up, a fresh approach to
funding in Essex, and this week his election week across the region.
Voters will go to the polls are to select police and Crown
Commissioners will those in Corby will finally get a new MP.
Today we have the Conservative MP for Bury said Edmonds and former
shadow Policing Minister, and Labour's MEP for the east of the
region. I want to kick off with the
disappearance of the Mid Bedfordshire N P Nadine Dorries.
We'll all and this week she had jetted off to the jungle to take
part in a reality television show. This is what our constituents have
had to say. It shows the content with which she
treats the electorate. She should be dismissed.. I am ashamed of her,
really. She should not be paid well she is away. She has turned her
bridges and she has gone to Australia to try and manifest
unpopularity. Not very happy. Should we have the
power of recall here, so that voters who are unhappy with their m
he can sack them? I believe in a power of recall, it
has been talked about by both political parties in the last
Parliament. I would not just to introduce it for Nadine Dorries,
but it should be for any transgressors. Anyone the public
wants to get it, like Denis McShane who has been found guilty of
serious fiddling, he does not seek to be recalled he just resigned.
With Nadine Dorries I see what the vox pops his, she has very few
supporters. The Chief Whip was not happy, never met supporters.
Are you sympathetic to those constituents, Richard? She has led
to constituents unrepresented. David Cameron welcome to it because
she was MP who called him the bridge Tory Boy, and he has not
recovered from that. Talking about the reality TV show, on this
Remembrance Sunday, and a week when the Royal Anglians have been given
such a wonderful reception in Norwich and Ipswich in Basildon,
this is a higher calling. That is what those in politics should
reflect and Nadine Dorries very definitely has not.
Davies, will she get the whip back? I do not know. Fair enough. I think
her local party at local democracy will call her to account. That will
be the first action. Would you like her to have the whip back? I think
we should wait to see what her local party and local people think.
It should be local people wanting representation, if they want her
out they will get her out. It is not for David Cameron or anyone
else. Ambling to read that there. I will
move on to something new. This is happening in Essex. A fresh
approach to the way that local services are delivered, and set to
affect everything from the way that domestic violence, education and
even young offenders are dealt with. It is part of the Community budget,
and Essex is the largest of four areas running a trial of the scheme.
Our correspondent has looked at the way that cases of domestic violence
would be handled. In May, David talks was convicted
of the horrific double murder of his ex-partner and their two-year-
old daughter. A damning report by the IPCC said there were failings
in the communication between agencies in the lead-up to death,
including Essex County Council's social services and Essex police.
There are other problems, too. The force deals with 32,000 domestic
violence showed Kohl's paired here, but the Home Office believes this
is 12,000 fewer than it should be. Senna said it took one year from
the day she first reported been beaten from her ex-partner before
she was able to move into a refuge. -- Sarah.
She says she felt let down the social services.
I do not know my own mind. I had no peace of mind for one whole year.
They could have reported it to social services, social services
could have come around. I have had them in my life since I have been
in Refuge, and are openly welcome them. I have nothing to hide.
It is hoped that this building mind me will form part of the solution.
It will be Essex police in's new central referring units, to handle
domestic violence calls. New buyer will be a domestic violence up, the
idea is that data will be able to be shared more easily. It will also
be more simple for domestic violence victims to find The Help
they need. They will notice a quicker response, more dynamic risk
assessment. So if an incident is reported to us, it will go straight
to the sacred officers who will make a decision then and there
about what the best plan is. -- to safeguard officers. At the moment
there will be a slight delay as the officer must fill out a form before
sending the referral on to the domestic violence team.
This is part of the no -- he knew whole Essex Community budget, a
pilot scheme that will see many services in the region near her
eyes from scratch. New proposals submitted to the Government for
approval could see savings of more than �400 million within six years.
But this could lead to job losses. This is about delivering more
effective and efficient services through multi-agency work. Working
with the police, with health, with local Government bodies and the
Ministry of Justice as well. It is about making services able to
deliver continued services against increasingly difficult pressures in
these times. These proposals could affect a number of different
services, so several areas must give them the go-ahead. Essex
County Council say they must make these reforms, many people using
these services could see changes beginning next year.
We caught up with the Secretary of Communities and Local Government,
Eric Pickles, had asked him what community budgets would achieve.
The idea is to rule this out nationally, so that when people go
through the door of a local authority there is just one service
there, and completely integrated service. Essex are doing something
interesting, they have looked at things like domestic violence and
not looking at domestic violence endure isolation. They have tidied
up to school truancy and housing conditions and the like. By
bringing the various agencies together they have been able to
offer better services to the customer.
Picking up on that, the situation in Essex at the moment is that they
have 80 different organisations remain 116 different phone lines.
This community budget will hat at this kind of duplication and get
rid of it. It is good to have local services that work closely with
women's refuges and -- in Basildon and Harlow. There are so many of
them. Their close to the victims, and this is not about bureaucracy,
it is about domestic violence. This terrible case in Braintree, and
what did the Police Complaints Commission fined? A huge backlog.
And a huge shortfall of resources. Whether it is the key organisations
or one, if there is not enough money in the system the service
cannot provide protection to women in that case, including a woman who
died. They had to do a Freedom of Information request in every local
authority in the country and it shows that a and genially half-a-
million cuts already by Essex on domestic violence provision. This
is the third worst in the country, so my message is, victims of
domestic violence are not being protected because of cuts.
Moving on to that subject of cuts, efficiency and improvements at the
same time. How do you get more for less? Does the Government have a
magic wand? We must separate two things out. I
am in favour of this pulled budgets. Irrespective of what the funding is,
it is just good Government. None of us found it acceptable about the
case in London where the police were not talking to social services
and vice versa, that must stop. This model could work and we are
trying it out. It is separate from the cuts issue. We all know why all
public services, with the exception of the Health Service, are being
reduced. We have a huge deficit. It is the peacetime deficit. More with
less is something that plenty of parts of Government and plenty of
businesses do it hazels do it. He made a small armoured of money go
far further and I do not accept that less money means were more
domestic violence. Is there is separate from cuts? Is
this the way to dress it up? think the one-stop-shop approach
was pioneered by some local Government ministers when Labour
were in administration. This is not just the Conservative idea.
It was your total police initiative. I am fully in favour of the
principle, but I spoke to my colleagues in Essex County Council
and they said this is yet another Kinnock like every other one and it
will last a few months and in a few years' time they will move on. --
in yet another gimmick. They say that this is like a "big society",
this is cover for taking money out of directly provided services in
Essex. The outcome of that, is that services in Essex and have been
provided by a third party providers at people have lost between two and
�12,000 per year, so you have the poorest paid people caring for the
most voluble people in our society. But you used to run a council,
wouldn't you have liked to have more control over the money was
spent? I have worked with people with disabilities or as well as my
work in politics, and I am proud to campaign with these different
groups. We have always wanted to cut down the barriers between
health and social services and it has proved difficult to do so. It
can only happen if there is a fair bit of faith in the system. After
the long build-up, the autumn of elections reaches its peak. We will
hear from more candidates in the running for the role of police and
Crown Commissioners in. First, that final push for Corby. It is a
result that matters, because the seats being borne by the Government
at every General Election since 1983. If Labour wins Corgi it will
be their first by-election gain from the Conservatives in over 15
years. -- if Labour wins Corby. On Friday the Labour leader was
back in Corby. His fourth visit on the campaign. I take nothing for
granted, and we will fight for every vote. It is very important
that the people of Corby have a representative who will stand up
for them. Stand up against the squeeze in the living standards,
stand up for jobs for our young people and stand up for a fairer
tax system and a different direction for the country.
The Prime Minister has only been here once, and for less than 90
minutes. The Cabinet have all made brief
appearances, well away from the cameras and many other Conservative
MPs have got in to help out with campaigning. Most of my colleagues
will have wanted to get through here at some stage during a
campaign just to show support and show that the Conservative Party is
behind the candidate at whatever anybody says, whatever you read, we
are extremely proud of this Government's record.
In the hustings, as on the doorsteps, the main issue has been
jobs and the economy. You are out of touch with what a young people
want. It is clear that many people are disillusioned with all
politicians. The turnout on Thursday will be interesting.
It will also be interesting to see how much the Louise Mensch factor
plays in this election. He did not have to be here for long to realise
that many people felt their last it he was often absent and celebrity
obsessed. How will Nadine Dorries's exploits in the jungle play among
supporters? You kept are hoping to benefit
substantially from public disillusionment. First day could be
one of the main stories of the selection. We have Conservative
voters in the most shy parts of the constituency who feel very let down
by unit Cameron and Labour voters furious with the Labour Party for
opening up this region to of Eastern Europe.
The Liberal Democrat candidate has not even taking time off work to
fight this election, the party leadership knows that when you are
the junior member of a coalition you face a very big up will
struggle. They are trying their hardest. In the by-election you do
not change the Government, you elect someone to speak up for the
people of a constituency. I hope that this is what the people of
Corby that parts of Northamptonshire see and understand.
With 14 names on the ballot paper, the local council will lot could
the vote until Friday. By this time next week, one of the longest by-
election campaigns in some time will finally be over.
That is the picture in Corby, let's take a final look at the candidates
for the new role of police and crime commissioner. Voting is on
Thursday to elect the head of or eight police forces who will have
the power to hire and fire chief constables. Coming up, candidates
in Norfolk but we begin with the Thames Valley force which covers
Milton Keynes. He must make savings of �31.7
million, and those savings will be found by 2015. Managers calculates
that for and 39 people the staff and 96 officers will have to be cut
to balance the books. One of the things I want to do is
ensure that there is an a quality of service across the region, so
nobody feels bold the dog, everyone feels they have an except -- and
accessible PCC. Milton Keynes is one of our largest towns, it is
very important and I watch as I chaired the performance committee,
I watched the statistics on Milton Keynes very carefully. It is
setting local priorities. I will have to get involved because I am
conscious that in the Thames Valley area or it is a very fast area. It
will not be a case of him one rule fits all, that is not the case.
police and crime Commission will be responsible for all citizens
anywhere in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
That include Milton Keynes as much as Oxford and High Wycombe and
slower and anyone else. I would say that every town course City will be
St -- treated exactly the same, in full Furnace. The end result is to
be the voice of the people, two ways and link with local
communities and the local police. He I want devolved decision-making
at a local level to reflect local priorities. I have been speaking to
independent members of the current police authority about plans to set
up police boards, to ensure that local priorities are part of the
police plan. In Norfolk, savings of 25 million
are needed by 2015 and the force expect to reduce the number of
officers by hundred and 50 to 250. All five candidates are acutely
aware of the need for more for less. The Government have delayed from
November to December when they tell the police what money they will be
allocated. That is what I'm concentrating on. I would also go
and see whoever wins in Suffolk, because collaboration to save money
has been going on and still has further to go. Part of the police
role is catching criminals, the other part is preventing crime and
to do that he would have voluntary organisations. A lot of pressure
and input must be put on those lottery organisations to help as
much as possible. I am absolutely opposed to privatisation, what we
need to make sure is that policing remains accountable so the people
that -- to the people they serve not Private shareholders. I cannot
one small businesses over run by big businesses, or policing over
run by G4S. I want to make sure that doesn't happen. The Chief
Constable remains operationally responsible for his old force, and
this will be the same all for England and Wales by end of this
election. Well there is a role of the delivery of public service is a
new business model that will enable us to get the efficiencies we need,
to run up the results you want. additionally it always is old
people who will vote, but many of people have spoken up that there
are encouraged to vote. Whether it is for me of another candidate,
seeing them people active in politics is encouraging. The police
affect some people just as much as the older.
In your experience as a Shadow Minister, where these roles
welcomed? And have to tell you that I would all over the police
authority to the country and there was not one Conservative member who
supported the idea that there will be a low turnout, but you would
expect that for a new kind of election. We all know what Ineke
elections are read out he elections are, this is a new concept and we
must work with what we have. Someone can get on the phone and
speak to someone who is the police commissioner they voted for. It was
kicking often do this and it went on Saturday night, there were no
police, what will you do? There will be value to this, but they do
not pretend that it will be popular. I'll turn it is expected, but these
elections will be costly, as will the role of police and crime
commissioner. Would the money not be better spent on just better
policing? For David to openly admit that I give him credit that you
Conservatives want these elections says a lot to Conservative voters
this week. If we do not have these elections we could save money to
employ 3,000 extra police officers. Most of all for me, there have been
20% police cuts. There are 700 fewer police officers on the
streets and very sponsor authorities across the East. If
people want to say no to those cuts, noted G4S coming in and privatising
air police service, though for a Labour police commissioner who will
fight to keep funding. I want to squeeze in the political
round-up of the week. On this Remembrance Sunday, we start with
the homecoming parade of the First The First Battalion Royal Anglians
marking an end to their tours of Afghanistan. Well defence minister
Mark Francois pledged the Government will do everything it
can to help veterans in the region. I am absolutely determined when I
have this job that he will do everything we can to provide care
for our servicemen. The trial of the expenses of former MP Margaret
Moran has begun in her absence after she was ruled unfit to stand
trial. Meanwhile, a forester given rise to concern is the East is
confirmed as having the highest incidence of ash dieback cases in
the country. We know that some of these genes were found back in
March, we have destroyed 100,000 that and we know that. Young trees
are particularly susceptible. I sometimes think that the Deputy
Prime Minister would like to send me to a jumble and Australia.
-- a tumble in Australia. Let's pick up on ash dieback.
Farmers and landowners are telling us that Government action was too
little too late. Suffolk and Norfolk are particularly badly hit,
I was speaking to one Paterson about this but the disease is now a
mature trees and eradicating it will not happen. We must now make -
- see what we can do to make sure we do not decimate trees in this
region. Friday's Cobra meeting came out saying that we must improve by
low-security. Are our hands not tied when it comes to that, because
you part of your? We now know that this disease came through imports
from the Netherlands in February. I know that the British exports told
a committee in March that this was an outbreak in Britain. Yet
ministers say they were not told by those same officials until April.
This cannot be right. It has taken him a further six months to bring
in the measures they have. They should have been taking those
measures six months earlier in Norfolk and Suffolk in particularly.
Very briefly to reply. I didn't think that Owen is a man of
business, he will do what he can to save this industry. So six months