The Conservatives have taken 21,000 police off our streets. Cuts to the police force endanger our communities and officers too.
Labour will rebuild the police workforce, recruiting 2000 more front line officers than planned by the Tories. Labour’s approach to policing crime will be different. We will support the police in the performance of their duties.
We will focus on crime prevention and early intervention, tackling the root causes of violent crime, including knife crime which is up 80% in the last five years.