• keeping young people out of the criminal justice system

    In a recent Parliamentary debate on prison sentences, I raised the need for the Government to support initiatives in working-class communities like ours to give young people opportunities while keeping them out of trouble and stopping them sliding into the criminal justice system.

    We are lucky to have volunteers such as Dom Hodnett at clubs like Wildcard Boxing Academy in Parr,  and many other sporting and community groups across St Helens borough working hard to make sure local kids have things to do, can learn about focus and discipline, and are being encouraged to aim and achieve