Today, I managed to get my first ever question to David Cameron (video below).
I asked about tackling knife crime in Southwark and ensuring people are prosecuted for stabbings. Last year in Southwark 84% of knife crimes saw no one prosecuted. Mariama Kamara, mother of 16 year old Mo who was stabbed to death in the constituency last year, also found out last week that the man arrested for the murder of her son is not now facing prosecution.
I also made it clear that I resented the accusation from the Home Secretary Theresa May that local police forces are not up to the job of protecting constituents when it is in fact the fault of severe underspending and underinvestment on the part of the Government. I asked the Prime Minister to ensure Southwark police have the resources to investigate knife crime fully and bring killers to justice.
I hope to continue using any future opportunities I get to speak at PMQs to raise and highlight issues facing my constituents in Bermondsey and Old Southwark in order to bring them to the attention to the Prime Minister and the Government.