It was announced this week that Merseyside Police is to cut more than 250 officers over the next two years as part of cost-cutting plans. The force has to save more than £61m over the next four years due to cuts by the Government. Deputy Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Bernard Lawson has admitted that given the scale of the cuts it is inevitable that there will be an impact on the service that the police are able to provide. I know from speaking to residents and the public meeting I held earlier in the year, that local people are really worried about the future of local policing and the impact it will have on our communities. Another broken promise from this Government.
Labour & Co-operative MP for Liverpool Wavertree