UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Tories should think of policies, not fiddle figures says Huhne

Press Release   •   Feb 05, 2010 08:48 GMT

“The Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to putting more police on the streets," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on reports today that the Tories have distributed misleading figures on violent crime, Chris Huhne said:

“It seems that the Tories will go to ever increasing lengths to make David Cameron’s ridiculous claims about broken society seem credible.

“Before they start to point the finger on violent crime, the Tories should consider their own record – violent crime rose every year between 1979 and 1997 and nearly doubled overall.

“Instead of fiddling figures, Chris Grayling should think of some policies.

“The Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to putting more police on the streets, and have the best record of cutting crime in Lib Dem controlled council areas.”