Our local police officers at the House of Commons: “20% police cuts are criminal”

Our local police officers at the House of Commons: “20% police cuts are criminal”

Our local police officers at the House of Commons: “20% police cuts are criminal”

I met Sgt Andy Rogers and other members of our local policing team as part of their March and lobby of
Parliament yesterday.

Our police are under pressure like never before. I’m supporting Andy and his colleagues in their campaign against damaging cuts to frontline policing. David Cameron and Theresa May’s decision to cut police budgets by 20% goes too far too fast and means that 1,500 less police jobs in West Yorkshire alone. I voted against the 20% cuts and have continually called on the Government to change their plan. Of course the police have to take their share of the efficiency savings. Labour estimated that the police could sustain reductions in their budgets of £1billion. But instead, the Government have imposed cuts of £2 billion. And that’s why so many front line police officers are being lost.

Andy told me that the cuts are hitting our police force hard. And in the end it will be communities that pay the price. The Government should urgently rethink the scale of police cuts and set out a proper plan to cut crime instead.

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Posted May 11th, 2012 by Ed