Tuesday, 28 February 2017

More Tory police cuts on the way

Last year we had the fiasco whereby the Government tried to fix police funding so certain areas benefited and others lost out, significantly. Lancashire was such a huge loser that hundreds of police officers would have to have been sacked. Lancashire was scheduled to lose a further £25m in the formula rejig on top of the deep cuts already imposed on every police authority.

Our Crime Commissioner wasted many hours over months trying to get to the bottom of this flawed method where the government refused to release the methodology. When he eventually did, it transpired the government had made huge mistakes and the formula was scrapped.

Just a small point here. Theresa May was the Home Office secretary of state overseeing all of this.

Now it's back.

I have written to the minster to ensure he knows the feelings of people in Haslingden and Hyndburn and Lancashire prior to latest gerrymandered formula. The cuts have gone to far.