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May’s greeted by councillors
3:00pm Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
LYME Regis councillors Daryl Turner and George Symonds were among those to welcome the Home Secretary to West Dorset – and crime was top of the agenda.
The West Dorset District councillors are also members of the West Dorset Conservative Association.
Theresa May and West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin, who is Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, mingled with local Tories at a get-together of the association at Beaminster’s Public Hall.
Mrs May was greeted by association chairman Fred Horsington before meeting party members including Nick King, Conservative candidate for the forthcoming Police and Crime Commissioner’s post in Dorset.
Mrs May said she was delighted to be in West Dorset in a week when a number of things had gone down, including unemployment, borrowing and crime.
“There is now less chance of being a victim of crime than there has been since the crime survey began,” she said.
“It is good news and it shows the chief constables are doing what we have asked them to do which is to do more with less money.”
Mrs May urged people to vote in the November 15 Police and Crime Commissioner election, saying it signalled the most significant democratic reform in policing in our time.