Time to send a message on Police cuts

There are just 2 days to go until the elections for Police and Crime Commissioners, there’s a lot at stake, and we really need your help.

15,000 police officers and thousands more police staff are being cut across the country, and the Community Safety Fund which is used to fund crime prevention measures has been cut by a shocking 60 per cent.

Voting Labour on Thursday 15 November is the best way to send a strong message to David Cameron and Nick Clegg that they are cutting too far and too fast.

We also need Labour Police Commissioners to stop Tory plans to contract out huge swathes of public policing to companies like G4S.

Labour candidates are campaigning across the country on the issues that matter to local people including neighbourhood policing, anti-social behaviour, tackling domestic violence, and staying tough on crime and its causes too.

They’ve also signed a strong pledge to maintain the operational independence of the police; something the Tories aren’t doing enough to respect.

As you will know, we didn’t support this policy in Parliament and we believe reforms will be needed in future. But policing is too important an d there’s too much at stake in these elections to turn our backs now.

Thanks to the Tory-led Government shambles – holding these elections in November and providing no proper information – lots of people still don’t know what is going on.

That’s why we need your help to get Labour voters to turnout on Thursday 15 November.
You can find out what your local campaign is doing here.

Don’t give the Tories a free run to wreck your local police. Help our Labour candidates send a powerful message to this government, and stand up for local policing and local communities.

Follow me on Twitter @yvettecoopermp to keep up with the national campaign against police cuts.

Yvette Cooper

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