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Lib Dems reveal extent of ‘criminal’ Tory police cuts

July 15, 2019 9:29 AM

Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Cumbria Police by 5.9% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.

According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces in England and Wales has fallen by around half a billion pounds over the past four years.

Local MP Tim Farron said: "Inflicting heavy cuts on our local police force over the last four years, given serious concerns about crime, shows just how out of touch the Tories are.

"The Liberal Democrats demand better. We will give police forces the resources they need to recruit more officers and restore community policing, so that we can make our streets safer and make people feel safer too."