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Campaign Diary: Lib Dems Back Reckless Police Cuts

The Conservative-led Government has launched a programme of unprecedented cuts to police forces that puts the safety of Anlaby and Anlaby Common residents at risk. 

As part of their reckless programme of cuts to frontline public services, police funding is to be cut by an average of 20 per cent nationally over the next four years. 

Figures released in January show that crime fell by seven per cent in the year ending September 2010, the culmination of a 43 per cent drop in crime under Labour. Yet the Tory-led Government is risking this progress by cutting police funding. 

Humberside Police face a reduction of £22 million, which equates to 250 fewer police on the street able to fulfil essential services such as attending emergency 999 calls and dealing with anti-social behaviour. The cuts could also impact on other vital services such as the specialist officers used to deal with domestic violence and prevent child abuse. 

Dan Palmer (29), who is running with nineteen year old Josh Newlove for the Labour Party in the Tranby Ward said, “David Cameron and his Home Secretary Theresa May have utterly failed to stand up for the police in the spending review negotiations and Anlaby is now suffering from the consequences of their irresponsible actions. 

“We’re likely to see fewer police officers on the streets of Tranby because of the reckless decisions of the Tories and Lib Dems – these cuts will undermine the fight against crime and they risk the safety of everyone in our community.”



About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.


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