MP Linda is Street Angel for a night

Joining forces: Linda Riordan with the Street Angels
Joining forces: Linda Riordan with the Street Angels

TOWN centre revellers may have seen Halifax’s MP while they were out on the tiles.

Linda Riordan joined the Street Angels for an evening to see first hand the change to the town the volunteers have helped bring about.

As reported by the Courier, violent crime in Halifax town centre has reduced by nearly 57 per cent since 2006 thanks to the work of the Street Angels and Calderdale Police’s Operation Famous.

Mrs Riordan said: “I am privileged to visit the work of Halifax Street Angels again. It is a fantastic joy to see the effect the volunteers are making to the life of Halifax. My challenge to other MPs is to take time this summer and visit projects in their own areas.

“From a small project in Halifax in 2005, there are now over 100 throughout the UK. I believe these are essential for the well-being of our towns,” she said.

Founder of the Street Angels Paul Blakey said: “It is great Linda was able to join us. Linda was able to experience again the town centre on a Friday night and see for herself why the town was awarded the Purple Flag earlier in the year.

“Linda also took time to hear from volunteers about some of the other local initiatives, such as the food and support drop in, and the difference being made in our town,” added Mr Blakey.