Morley Police Station: see my latest video on police cuts


I met with local police Inspector Paul Sullivan on Friday. Here in Morley, we have a great neighbourhood policing team and a fantastic local station. Crime round here has been falling over recent years. But it’s been falling because we have a strong local policing team, and a staffed police station. That’s where people go to report suspected crimes and criminals, incidents affecting them or their families, problems with neighbours.

We keep being told by the Government that the huge cuts to police budgets won’t impact on front line policing. Yet in every meeting I have with local officers and police chiefs they tell me different – that they are being stretched to the absolute limit. The real consequences of the Government’s 20% cuts to police budgets are only now becoming clear.

West Yorkshire Police chiefs are being put in an impossible position. How can they implement such big cuts in budgets without it affecting the frontline?

I amvery worried about what these cuts and closures might mean – and am campaigning hard to stop them.

Morley Police Station needs to be open to the public.  Anyone who wants to add their support to my campaign to protect our local police station here in Morley should email me or write to me at Albion Chambers, Albion Street, Morley LS27 8DT.

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Posted June 7th, 2012 by Ed