‘The cat is out of the bag, once for all, on the Tories criminal record on law and order’ said Chris Vince.
THE Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Essex PFCC, made his remarks after comments from Laura Heggie, Chairwoman of Essex Police Federation, were reported by BBC Essex.
Laura Heggie said ‘she was not surprised that Essex Police were unable to send officers to the victim of possible domestic violence earlier this week’ and that ‘there’s not enough cops on the ground’.
‘Since 2010, the Tories have cut police funding by so much, that we as a county, lost 300 officers. Those courts that the Tories haven’t yet closed, are clogged up with record backlogs, violent crime has dramatically risen, and now, as we tragically see a rise in cases of domestic violence, we now know for sure, we simply don’t have enough officers.’
‘The cat is finally out of the bag. Tory cuts have consequences, and that’s just one reason why I’ve pledged, if elected as the Essex PFCC on May 6th, to change the role of the Deputy PFCC, to prioritise cutting domestic violence’.
‘We all need to be pro-active on this matter. We know we con’t rely on the Tories. Rather than Essex Police apologising for their inadequate response to a recent domestic violence case, I call upon the Tories to say sorry to all the victims of Crime in Essex, for a record on law and order which is frankly not good enough.
‘This county needs change, and change
Is on the ballot paper on May 6th by voting Labour and Co-operative’.