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Born: 1956-10-01
Profession: Politician
Nation: British
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Local people do want to see more police on the streets.

Tags: Local, Police, Streets

Look, we constantly live looking at the issue of the threat of terrorism.

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Obviously local people will have their local voice through the police and crime commissioners that they've elected to determine their local policing.

Tags: Crime, Police, Voice

On gay adoption I have changed my mind.

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Targets don't fight crime.

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The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration.

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There is nothing inevitable about crime and there is nothing inevitable about anti-social behaviour.

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There's much more we can be doing in Parliament, we could be giving more power back to people at local government level, through local referendums.

Tags: Giving, Government, Power

Today, there's an expectation that you get to know public people. In the past, it was much more what you did and how you presented yourself.

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Tying money up for 40 years doesn't sound appealing when you are young.

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We've got a first class leader at the moment. David Cameron is dealing with the issues that he was left by the last government very well indeed.

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Within the E.U., in a wider context, people are increasingly recognising the need to prevent the abuse of free movement.

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You can't solve a problem as complex as inequality in one legal clause.

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Flexible working is not just for women with children. It is necessary at the other end of the scale. If people can move into part-time work, instead of retirement, then that will be a huge help. If people can fit their work around caring responsibilities for the elderly, the disabled, then again that's very positive.

Tags: Positive, Women, Work

Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That's the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy.

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Well can I just make a point about the numbers because people talk a lot about police numbers as if police numbers are the holy grail. But actually what matters is what those police are doing. It's about how those police are deployed.

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And it is crucial of course that chief constables are able to make decisions within their budgets about how they deploy their police officers to the greatest effect to ensure that they're able to do the job that the public want them to do.

Tags: Decisions, Greatest, Job

Communities need to feel that they can accommodate people. Rather than feeling that it's not possible to integrate and that the stress and strain on housing and public services is too great.

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Countries across the world are taking action now to help them track paedophiles and terrorists who abuse new technology to plot their horrific crimes.

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Dealing with a simple burglary can require 1,000 process steps and 70 forms to be completed as a case goes through the Criminal Justice System. That can't be right.

Tags: Justice, Process, Simple

I am willing to consider powers which would ban known hooligans from rallies and marches and I will look into the powers the police already have to force the removal of face coverings and balaclavas.

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I believe it's important that we ensure that the police have a modern and flexible workforce. I think that's what is necessary, so that they can provide the public with the service that they want.

Tags: Police, Public, Service

I think if you talk to anybody who would like to have had children... I mean, you look at families all the time and you see there is something there that you don't have.

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I was in the Commons recently and saw a young lady wearing a nice pair of shoes. I said I liked them and she said my shoes were the reason she became involved in politics.

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I was looking at a photograph of the 1997 election campaign yesterday, and I thought: 'My God. Did I really have that hairstyle? And that Tory blue suit?'

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It is quite widely known that I like shoes. This is not something that defines me as either a woman or a politician, but it has come to define me in the eyes of the newspapers. I wore a pair of leopard-print kitten heels to a Conservative Party Conference a few years ago and the papers have continued to focus on my feet ever since.

Tags: Eyes, Focus, Woman

No, I can tell you one of the first things that happens to a home secretary when they arrive in the job is that they are given a briefing about the security matters that they will be dealing with and I deal with security matters on a daily basis.

Tags: Daily, Home, Job

Now there is a growing feeling, it's something that David Cameron led on actually, he said this some time ago, that MPs should not be voting on their own pay.

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One area in which we can be certain mass immigration has an effect is housing. More than one third of all new housing demand in Britain is caused by immigration. And there is evidence that without the demand caused by mass immigration, house prices could be 10% lower over a 20-year period.

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People feel that they're being required to meet all sorts of regulations and rules and requirements in their areas of work and MPs are not imposing those sort of restrictions on themselves.

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People have to make journeys, what we want is people to have alternatives in public transport so that they can make a choice about the sort of way in which they're going to travel.

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People will be able to raise their concerns: what are local officers doing about the drug dealing in the local park? What's happening about the pub where all the trouble is? And the police will have to respond.

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Sham marriages have been widespread; people have been allowed to settle in Britain without being able to speak English; and there have not been rules in place to stop migrants becoming a burden on the taxpayer. We are changing all of that.

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So we mustn't lower our guard in any sense because of what has happened in terms of the death of Osama Bin Laden and we are certainly not doing that. The terror threat level here in the U.K. remains at severe and we're very conscious of the need to continue that.

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Starting with the highest-risk countries, and focusing on the route to Britain that is widely abused, student visas, we will increase the number of interviews to considerably more than 100,000, starting next financial year. From there, we will extend the interviewing programme further across all routes to Britain, wherever the evidence takes us.

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The concept of doing something with child benefit, of changing the rules around child benefit, is something that has been being discussed for some time.

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The U.K. needs a system for family migration underpinned by three simple principles. One: that those who come here should do so on the basis of a genuine relationship. Two: that migrants should be able to pay their way. And three: that they are able to integrate into British society.

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The universities have got a job here as well in making sure that people actually understand that we're open for university students coming into the U.K. There's a job here not just for the government, I think there's a job for the universities as well to make sure that people know that we are open.

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We all know the stories about the Human Rights Act... about the illegal immigrant who cannot be deported because, and I am not making this up, he had a pet cat.

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We are mandating forces to hold regular neighbourhood beat meetings. These meetings will give local people the chance to scrutinise the work of their local police.

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We are seeing, we have seen in the last figures a significant drop in the number of net migrants coming into the United Kingdom. So we are cutting out abuse, we've restricted the number of economic - non-EU economic migrants. We're cutting out abuse across the student visa system, particularly, and we're having an impact.

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We campaigned on the fact that we were going to have to take difficult decisions because of the state of the public finances. When we got into government we discovered that actually the public finances were in an even worse state than we thought.

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What is absolutely clear is that we have, with the U.S., an extradition treaty which is important, I believe it is an important treaty, for both sides, the United States and the United Kingdom. It is a treaty that I believe is balanced and we work on that basis.

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What we're also doing is helping police forces in terms of issues like procurement and IT, so that savings can be made in those areas which I think is the sort of thing that everybody is going to want us to be doing.

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When you first come into Parliament, it's a daunting place because you feel you've so much to learn. Once you've been re-elected, you feel much more confident. It just gives you a bit of a boost.

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You don't think about it at the time, but there are certain responsibilities that come with being the vicar's daughter. You're supposed to behave in a particular way. I shouldn't say it, but I probably was Goody Two Shoes.

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You only have to look at London, where almost half of all primary school children speak English as a second language, to see the challenges we now face as a country. This isn't fair to anyone: how can people build relationships with their neighbours if they can't even speak the same language?

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In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain.

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Anti-social behaviour still blights lives, wrecks communities and provides a pathway to criminality.

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National security is the first duty of government but we are also committed to reversing the substantial erosion of civil liberties.

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Uncontrolled, mass immigration displaces British workers, forces people onto benefits, and suppresses wages for the low-paid.

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We're getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we're releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers.

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A lot of men in politics suddenly woke up to the issue of women in politics when they realised: hey, there are votes in this!

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For voters what matters is what government actually delivers for them.

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I am a vicar's daughter and still a practising member of the Church of England.

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I believe in marriage. I believe marriage is a really important institution, it's one of the most important institutions we have.

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I think for voters what matters is the values that drive the government.

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I think it's important to do a good job and not to feel that you've got to make grand gestures, but just to get on and deliver.

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I think there is a break down of trust generally, between people and politicians. I think that's come about for a whole variety of reasons.

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I want a counter-terrorism regime that is proportionate, focused and transparent.

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I was a teenage godmother.

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I will be ruthless in cutting out waste, streamlining structures and improving efficiency.

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I will not allow a Delia Smith cookbook in my house! It's all so precise with Delia, and it makes cooking seem so inaccessible.

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I'd personally like to see the Human Rights Act go because I think we have had some problems with it.

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I'm not someone who feels anger on particular issues.

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I'm not sure I should reveal the sources of my clothes.

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I'm not willing to risk more terrorist plots succeeding and more paedophiles going free.

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If the police need more help to do their work, I will not hesitate in granting it to them.

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If you can speak English, and you can get a place on a proper course at a proper university, you can come to study in Britain.

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It's always an interesting experience for a politician to be heard in silence, I have to say.

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Just as the police review their operational tactics, so we in the Home Office will review the powers available to the police.

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Like Indiana Jones, I don't like snakes - though that might lead some to ask why I'm in politics.

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