Twenty four more officers promised in £1billion Lib Dem police fund - The Evesham Observer

Twenty four more officers promised in £1billion Lib Dem police fund

Evesham Editorial 6th Dec, 2019   0

MID WORCESTERSHIRE would receive at least an extra 24 more police officers under a £1billion nationwide investment programme announced by the Liberal Democrats.

This commitment amounts to 20,000 more police officers across England and Wales, enough for an extra two officers per local government ward, according to the party.

The Liberal Democrats will also fund an immediate two per cent pay-rise for serving police officers and the party’s candidate in Mid Worcestershire Margaret Rowley claimed their plans stand in stark contrast to Labour and the Conservatives.

“Too many people feel unsafe in their own homes and walking down their streets. With entire communities feeling exposed and vulnerable, both the Tories and Labour are claiming to offer solutions but the sums just don’t add up,” she said.

“Boris Johnson’s reckless Brexit threatens to cut the UK off from vital crime-fighting tools that the police use every day to keep us safe.

“Only the Liberal Democrats have a bold and credible plan to increase the number of police across Mid Worcestershire.

“We’re willing to back our bobbies with money, not just words. We are the only party that can stop Brexit, make our communities safe and build a brighter future.”

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