Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Only Labour will increase police numbers

David Williams has criticised Conservative spending plans which would see cuts, equivalent to 55 fewer police officers in Cheshire.

If the Conservatives had their way, they would make sudden cuts to the Home Office budget of £160m.

David Williams Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Crewe and Nantwich said:

"I know what an important role each of our police officers play in keeping the streets and neighbourhoods of Crewe and Nantwich safe.

“There are now Neighbourhood Policing Teams at work in every area – and since 1997, police numbers are up by more than 14,000 nationwide, alongside nearly 16,000 Community Support Officers.

“I’m committed to making sure there’s a visible police presence on our streets. Unfortunately, David Cameron cannot say the same. His plans for sudden cuts in the Home Office budget would be equivalent to slashing the number of police officers in England & Wales by more than 3500.”

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