Crime lower than ever
We cannot build a fairer society without making our communities stronger and safer. That is why Liberal Democrats in Government are:
- Cutting crime across the board. Crime is now at the lowest point since records began.
- Breaking the cycle of reoffending. We are tackling drug addiction in prisons and putting prisoners to work, with their wages going towards a Victims’ Fund, to give them skills they can use on release.
- Building 190,000 new affordable homes, creating up to 340,000 construction jobs and bringing 70,000 empty homes back into use.
Left to their own devices, the Conservatives would not create fairer communities. We blocked their plans to let local schools be run for profit and cut salaries for public sector workers in communities outside London and the South East.