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Liberal Democrats launch General Election plans on policing

February 5, 2010 10:29 AM
Chris Huhne MP, Cllr Bill Crooks and Michael Mullaney discuss the campaign to re-open Market Bosworth Police Station

Liberal Democrats are campaigning for more police on local streets

Liberal Democrats in Bosworth constituency have today set out their General Election plans to put more police on the beat.

The extra officers for Hinckley and Bosworth will be funded by the savings from scrapping ID cards, and are part of the Liberal Democrats' Safer Streets - More and Better Police manifesto commitment.

Michael Mullaney Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesman for Hinckley and Bosworth said: "People in Hinckley and Bosworth are often telling me how they feel unsafe.

"Expensive ID cards aren't going to change that, but an extra officer walking down local streets or more police in Hinckley town centre on Friday night will.

"The Liberal Democrats are committed to more police, and this is the only way to create safer streets.

"Our plans would deliver forty-four new police officers in Leicestershire."

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg said:

"The Liberal Democrats are the only party that wants to cut crime by putting more police on the street.

"When only one in a hundred crimes ends up with a conviction in court, it is time for things to change.

"Labour and the Conservatives may talk tough but they are unwilling to make the crucial decisions to cut crime."