Campaigning in Yorkshire
Today, Conservative Chairman Sayeeda Warsi launched a three-month tour of the country in support of Conservative candidates for Police and Crime Commissioners. Sayeeda visited York to support Julia Mulligan’s bid to become Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.
Sayeeda visited the spot where local barman Richard Horrocks died a year ago after leaping into the River Ouse, and praised the work of the York Press, which is running a ‘Think, Don’t Swim’ campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of jumping or swimming in the city’s rivers.
Sayeeda and Julia also visited the York Centre for Safer Communities to discuss local crime initiatives with representatives the Safer York Partnership and York Community Watch.
Later, Sayeeda visited Wakefield with Geraldine Carter, Conservative candidate to become Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, to discuss women’s offending with staff at the Well Women Centre, Wakefield.
Baroness Warsi said: ‘Geraldine is a great candidate who is committed to cutting crime and making West Yorkshire’s communities safer.
‘I wish her every success over the course of these elections.’