The MP for Sherburn-in-Elmet has taken concerns about a crimewave in the town to Westminster and says he will now work to find out the true extent of the crisis.
Selby and Ainsty MP, Keir Mather, says without a manned police station and with stretched resources, residents don’t feel secure in their own community or their homes.
Cars have been stolen from driveways and homes have been broken into.
Penny Mordaunt, the leader of the House of Commons, responded to his concerns.
She said: “We do have a good record, roughly on the same resource since 2010. Once you strip out online fraud, we have halved crime.
“But there are some areas and some issues that remain stubborn, and it is particularly challenging in rural areas.
“I very much appreciate that. I will certainly make sure that the home office have heard the honourable gentleman’s concerns.”
The MP was not happy with the response though.
He said: “I’ve launched an FOI (Freedom of Information) request with the police to find out what the crime rate is here in Sherburn.
“And to see how it compares to other comparable towns in our part of Yorkshire.
“We need to know how deep the crisis is so that we can address it properly.”