UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Cuts to police numbers a worrying sign of what’s to come says Huhne

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2010 11:10 GMT

“The Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to increasing police numbers of every area of the country," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on figures showing the number of police officers has fallen in most forces, Chris Huhne said:

“This is a worrying sign of what is to come as budgets are cut and numbers fall in over half of all police forces.

“Instead of squandering billions on ID cards, the Government should concentrate on getting more police officers out on the beat.

“The Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to increasing police numbers of every area of the country. It is time for the other parties to come clean about their plans.”