Local views sought on Police reform

Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham today urged local people in Stockton to contribute to an online survey on front-line policing and police priorities.

The survey is being run by Parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee. The Committee recently launched an inquiry into the ‘New Landscape of Policing’ to examine the Government’s proposals for policing reform.

Speaking today Alex said:

“From my conversations with local people, I know that policing is a top priority for many. I urge as many people as possible to make their views heard by taking part in this survey.”

“Across the country 12,000 Police Officers are expected to lose their jobs thanks to front-loaded cuts of 20% being imposed by the Home Secretary. In Cleveland a minimum of 230 are set to go. Now more than ever it is important that policy makers hear what the public think about the police service on Teesside.”

The consultation is open until the 17th June and is available at www.parliament.uk/policing-priorities.