Thursday 9 August 2018 / 11:37 AM Karen Lee

Fire Service is once again expected to do more with less – Karen Lee

Karen Lee MP, Labour’s Shadow Fire and Emergencies Minister, responding to the latest data on fire and rescue incidents, said:

“With fire and rescue services attending thousands more incidents in the last year it’s clear we need investment not cuts to our services. Yet, the Tory cuts to our fire and rescue services continue. Government needs to act now to ensure public safety is not put at risk.

“Swingeing cuts to staffing and funding capacities means that our hard working Fire Service is once again expected to do more with less.

“The Tories’ flawed austerity programme must end. The next Labour government will recruit 3,000 more firefighters and ensure that the Fire Service is properly supported to keep our communities safe.”