Safety In Our Community.

Danielle Stone.

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About Me

I am a lifelong community activist and have been an elected Labour Party Councillor since 2011.
I led my Labour Group of Councillors for six years. I was the finance spokesperson for eight years and the shadow cabinet member for children’s services. I currently sit on planning committees.
I am a member of the GMB union and the Cooperative party. I am a teacher.  I worked in Northamptonshire as an education officer, setting up the Study Support Service for schools and communities. This service developed before and after school, weekend and holiday activities for school aged children. Sadly, under the Tories, just like the Sure Start Centres and the Youth Service, all this has been disbanded.
I have campaigned for safer communities for many years. It is wrong that many people feel unsafe, in their own homes, own streets, and  neighbourhoods.
Crime in Northamptonshire is at high levels. Serious violent and sexual crimes, retail crime and vehicle crimes top the list. We must urgently tackle the causes of knife crime. We need more support for domestic abuse agencies and victims. We need resources, visible policing and better engagement with the community, to create safe communities.
We need better partnership working and closer working with local authorities.  Together we can achieve so much. My experience of working in communities, together with my experience of working in local authorities is a real strength.  It will help us develop the services for fire and police that we all need.
Danielle Stone, Dip Ed, MA

My Priorities

My priority – to keep us all safe. 

Safe in our homes, safe in our neighbourhoods, safe in school and safe at work.

To deliver we need properly resourced, well run, responsive police and fire services, working closely with partners in Local Authorities, community organisations and health.

Northamptonshire is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Northamptonshire in 2022 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly to every 41 out of 1,000 residents. The crime rate in Northampton was even higher.

The overall crime rate in Northampton in 2022 was 111 crimes per 1,000 people. 

The crime rate in the United Kingdom was 75.88 crimes per 1,000 people in 2022–2023. 

When elected, I will organise a big conversation within rural and urban localities, to hear from communities, exactly what is needed in each area. We pay for the services; so we need them to be working more closely with us and for us. 

Already people have told me they want:

  • Visible Policing
  • Protection from Cyber crime
  • Early intervention for young people 
  • Faster response times
  • Safe public spaces with better lighting and CCTV 
  • Community Safety Partnership meetings held in public
  • Decarbonisation of buildings and vehicles
  • Targeting Gangs 
  • Knife Crime awareness in schools and clubs
  • Support for Retailers
  • An end to violence against women and girls
  • Modern Slavery stopped.

The next Labour Government will introduce Community Policing Hubs with multi-agency partners and has promised to put 13,000 more police back on the beat. The Fire Service is a humanitarian service. The Police are the enforcement agency. The two need to be valued for the different jobs they do within multi agency partnerships.

For more information about Labour policies click here…

On funding: Labour have laid out plans to require forces to share back-office functions to cut costs, including centralised procurement to eliminate the wasteful practice of forces paying different amounts for the same equipment. The savings (over £370 million) will then be reinvested in the recruitment of 13,000 more neighbourhood police & PCSOs.”

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Phone: 07500 930903