Dartford MP Gareth Johnson slams dog thieves during the worst ever year for pet theft

Pet theft debate October 2020

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has reiterated his call for tougher sentencing for pet theft during a debate in the House of Commons this week.   This issue was debated in Westminster Hall on Monday after two public petitions gained more than 260,000 signatures calling for pet theft to be made a specific offence with tougher sentencing for those who commit this ‘nasty’ crime.   Mr Johnson,…

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Dartford MP Gareth Johnson responds to shocking 43% rise in assaults on Kent emergency workers and says perpetrators should expect to go to prison

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has expressed his shock following the revelation that assaults on emergency workers have risen by 43% between March and October. In a meeting with Kent MPs today, Kent Police Chief Constable Alan Pughsley said between March and October of this year, there have been 570 more assaults on emergency workers, bringing the total to 1910. Spitting and…

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Dartford MP Gareth Johnson calls on the PM to increase the role of pharmacies in a bid to ease pressure on the NHS

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Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has asked the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to increase the role of pharmacies and chemists to relieve pressure on the NHS.   During the PM’s statement on Covid-19 to the House of Commons on Tuesday, Gareth Johnson said: “Darent Valley Hospital in my constituency did an amazing job at the heart of the…

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Dartford MP set to meet the Rail Minister in bid to secure the future of HS1

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Dartford MP, Gareth Johnson, is set to have an urgent meeting with the Rail Minister to discuss the ‘perilous’ position of HS1 due to coronavirus.   During questions to the Transport Secretary in the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Johnson said: “Thousands of international travellers used to come into the country via HS1 before the virus hit. Now HS1 is in a perilous…

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