Fighting for best possible deal

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Morpeth Herald readers a very prosperous New Year.

In 2013, I will lobby the Home Office for the best deal possible for the Northumbria Police force whilst working on finding out your views on current policing and future directions.

I will then be able to publish our Policing and Crime Plan having focussed on your needs and those of your neighbourhoods.

Throughout 2013, I will be listening to all local communities to ensure I continue to address the issues that matter to you.