Thursday 22 July 2021 / 4:48 PM Nick Thomas-Symonds / Policing

Labour fully supports Police Federation’s declaration of ‘no confidence’ in Home Secretary

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on a statement from the Police Federation declaring they no longer have confidence in the Home Secretary, said:

“This is a devastating blow for a hapless Home Secretary.

“The truth is, Priti Patel has badly let down police officers, who have served our country so bravely throughout this pandemic. A zero percent pay offer is completely unacceptable – it is a real terms pay cut, exposing the hypocrisy of a Conservative Government that gives warm words of praise to the police and refuses to back it up with action.

“This has driven the Police Federation to take the extraordinary step of declaring ‘no confidence’ in the Home Secretary – which is a view Labour fully supports.”