Under nine years of Theresa May, policing has suffered cruel cuts that have brought the service to its knees. Things can only get better.
Theresa May’s Legacy.
When she became Home Secretary in 2010 there were 143,734 police officers in England and Wales.
As she exits as Prime Minister there are now 122,395.
That is 21,339 fewer.
There are also 15,894 fewer members of police staff.
West Yorkshire Police Federation Chairman Brian Booth said: ‘My colleagues will be breathing a sigh of relief with the news that Theresa May will be standing down as Prime Minister.
“Under her tenure in Parliament, policing has suffered cruel cuts that have brought the service to its knees. Things can only get better.
“I hope the next Prime Minister listens to all the key stakeholders and returns policing back to what it was before.
“A service that is – well it certainly was – known to be the best in the world.”
Date posted: June 9, 2019