Wednesday 15 January 2020 / 12:01 AM Diane Abbott / Policing

“This would be another Tory failure on policing” – Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to comments from the chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said:

“The government urgently needs to explain how they are going to make good on their manifesto commitment to recruit 20,000 additional officers and what resources they are going to provide. There is a danger that the pledge on police numbers goes the same way as the pledge on nurses, where new recruits are not extra police at all. This would be another Tory failure on policing, after they were responsible for this crisis by axing more than 20,000 police officers.”