I joined Sarah Jones MP, Dawn Butler MP and Florence Eshalomi MP at a vigil for Elianne Andam, attended by hundreds of people. We celebrated the life of a charismatic and promising young woman cut short by knife crime. This vigil came just hours after we heard news that another young man had been stabbed to death in Brixton.
The Government needs to start engaging with communities on the ground who are making serious efforts to tackle knife crime. We need to start pursuing the solutions that will actually keep young people safe: from rebuilding youth services to addressing school exclusions, tackling toxic masculinity, drugs policy reform, creating better economic opportunities and refocusing resources on community policing.