Police posts have already gone, with more cuts to follow

PEOPLE in Sussex want to see police on their streets, but figures show the Tory-led Government’s cuts mean 254 already lost from our local communities with more cuts to come.

I am standing for Police and Crime Commissioner because Labour cannot leave communities with Tory PCC candidates who will only be cheerleaders for cutting more of our police officers.

Tories in Sussex need to be honest with people. Will they oppose these shocking 20 per cent cuts and fight for more money from the Tory-led Government?

Or do they support the cuts of 254 officers already gone from our area?

People will assume the Tories in Sussex are simply cheerleaders for cutting our Sussex police officers. Crime fell by 43 per cent with Labour according to the British Crime Survey.

The same survey shows this progress has ground to a halt under the Tory-led Government during which time we now know they have cut nearly 10,000 officers.

We need real change from this government to make our streets safer.

Prioritising neighbour-hood policing, taking anti-social behaviour seriously, tackling the causes of crime with police and local authorities working together, ensuring no privatisation of core policing, and building strong communities with respect to all and responsibility by all.

COUNCILLOR GODFREY DANIEL

Labour Party candidate for Sussex police and crime commissioner