Caroline Flint

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Crime campaigner Caroline Flint MP has called on the Government to urgently review its strategy for tackling serious and organised crime, in a report released today.

The report, published today by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee of which Flint is a senior member, placed the cost of serious organised crime at £37bn a year but criticised the Government’s current strategy as poorly prioritised and inefficient.

Commenting on the report, Flint, a former Home Office Minister, said: “At present only 4% of the total budget for tackling organised crime is spent on preventative initiatives.

“Organised crime groups operate in several towns and villages across Doncaster.  They increase fear among residents and encourage drug-dealing, intimidation and burglaries of homes, farms and commercial premises.  In outlying communities and rural areas, we cannot have the police take on these crime groups with one arm tied behind their backs.

Government’s serious crime strategy leaving police on the back foot says Flint

Crime campaigner Caroline Flint MP has called on the Government to urgently review its strategy for tackling serious and organised crime, in a report released today. The report, published today... Read more

Royal_tara_thumbs_up_-_good.jpgCaroline Flint has welcomed news that the police presence in Edlington is to be boosted as the Doncaster Police benefit from new resources.

The news comes as plans are underway to undertake new security and refurbishment work to Edlington Police Station.

Ms Flint, who was a Home Office Minister when the first neighbourhood policing teams were set up, said:

“Residents in Edlington will welcome the news that police numbers are to be increased and that Edlington will gain new officers and a greater presence.

MP welcomes boost to policing in Edlington

Caroline Flint has welcomed news that the police presence in Edlington is to be boosted as the Doncaster Police benefit from new resources. The news comes as plans are underway... Read more

A number of constituents, mainly in Tickhill, were asked to sign a petition promoted by Best for Doncaster.

Read my reply, published in the Doncaster Free Press

An open letter to Best for Doncaster

A number of constituents, mainly in Tickhill, were asked to sign a petition promoted by Best for Doncaster. Read my reply, published in the Doncaster Free Press Read more

MPs who support a deal have formed MPs for a Deal and will be seeking support across Parliament.

In a joint statement Stephen Kinnock, Rory Stewart, Norman Lamb and Caroline Flint said:

“For too long debate in Westminster has been paralysed by a lack of moderation and compromise.

“Even at the eleventh hour it’s not too late to agree a deal to ensure an orderly exit from the European Union.

MPs unite to form "MPs 4 a Deal"

MPs who support a deal have formed MPs for a Deal and will be seeking support across Parliament. In a joint statement Stephen Kinnock, Rory Stewart, Norman Lamb and Caroline... Read more

Dunsville_lights_thank_you_2.jpgDunsville residents are celebrating a victory, thanks to a new £180,000 traffic light scheme agreed between Doncaster MBC and Sheffield City Region.

Doncaster has now agreed to install new traffic lights at the junction of the A18 High Street and St Marys Road, Dunsville.

Dunsville green light to tackle congestion

Dunsville residents are celebrating a victory, thanks to a new £180,000 traffic light scheme agreed between Doncaster MBC and Sheffield City Region. Doncaster has now agreed to install new traffic... Read more

Hat_LIFT_-_built_by_Labour.JPGRossington should benefit from £57.5million NHS investment in Doncaster’s primary care says Don Valley MP Caroline Flint.

“This is the first real investment in primary care in a decade,” says Caroline “I hope Rossington is one of the gainers from this investment.  Rossington is a good example of a village that needs new GP premises.  Rossington is a large outlying community that is still growing.”

Right: Caroline Flint lays the foundation stone in 2008 for Hatfield Health centre - built by the Labour Government

MP bid for Rossington to gain from £57.5 million for primary care

Rossington should benefit from £57.5million NHS investment in Doncaster’s primary care says Don Valley MP Caroline Flint. “This is the first real investment in primary care in a decade,” says... Read more

Caroline Flint, MP for Don Valley, has expressed concern at the Government’s mismanagement of the sale of publicly-owned land, as a new report into this issue is released by the Public Accounts Committee.

The Committee’s report shows the Government to have fallen badly short of its target to sell enough land for 160,000 new homes by 2020, with the need for affordable homes including social homes for rent having been neglected.

Flint calls for social housing to be priority in sale of Government land

Caroline Flint, MP for Don Valley, has expressed concern at the Government’s mismanagement of the sale of publicly-owned land, as a new report into this issue is released by the... Read more

Caroline_Unite_no_deal_240719_close_up.jpgCaroline Flint met Unite the Union Reps in Parliament this week, to support their Brexit No Deal No Way meeting.

At a packed meeting in Parliament, several MPs met lay members of the union from across a range of manufacturing sectors, including those from major car companies Jaguar and Toyota.

Caroline joins Unite the Union Reps Brexit "No Deal. No Way" Commons meeting

Caroline Flint met Unite the Union Reps in Parliament this week, to support their Brexit No Deal No Way meeting. At a packed meeting in Parliament, several MPs met lay... Read more

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Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has offered beer and sandwiches to the Government’s Steel Support Group as she welcomed vital industry talks taking place in Doncaster to seek a buyer for British Steel, owners of the Scunthorpe steelworks.

During an urgent question in the Commons, the MP asked when further talks would begin with the whole steel industry and unions to establish a Sector deal for the UK steel industry.

The MP challenged Business Secretary Greg Clark over whether there were any barriers to opening talks aimed at securing a sector deal  - an industry-wide investment and development plan for steel which would seek to place the UK steel industry on a level playing field with its European rivals.

Watch the exchange HERE.

Caroline offers support to vital steel talks

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has offered beer and sandwiches to the Government’s Steel Support Group as she welcomed vital industry talks taking place in Doncaster to seek a buyer... Read more

Standing_up_to_cancer0719_landscape.jpgCaroline Flint is demanding the Government stands shoulder to shoulder with the NHS in the fight against cancer.

The Government is promising that 3 out of 4 cancers will be diagnosed during their early stages.

But one in ten NHS posts that help diagnose cancer are unfilled - and caroline Flint is demanding action.

Caroline Flint Takes a Stand to back Cancer Research campaign

Caroline Flint is demanding the Government stands shoulder to shoulder with the NHS in the fight against cancer. The Government is promising that 3 out of 4 cancers will be... Read more

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