by Iain Roberts on 16 October, 2015
Keith Holloway has spoken out against Government plans to slash Police numbers across Stockport at a time of increasing violence and crime.
Keith, Lib Dem councillor for Cheadle and Gatley, said “Across Greater Manchester we could soon be down to just 4,000 police officers, half the number we had protecting us in 2010. The Greater Manchester Police Federation are asking what they should stop doing. One likely outcome I’ve heard time and again is that the regular patrols on our streets – the Bobbies on the beat – might have to be scrapped completely.”
A recent campaign Keith ran in Cheadle and Gatley opposed police cuts and government plans to close Stockport’s courthouse.
“It’s time for the Conservatives to come clean – are they the party of law and order or not? If the government gets its way, we will soon have no police on the beat at all. Will our local Conservative MP vote against Osborne’s budget proposals, or will she vote for cutting Police and boosting crime?”
Keith has vowed to continue to fight for the policing Cheadle and Gatley needs, and against the cuts our MP and her government want to impose on Greater Manchester police.