Police cuts have consequences for Plymouth

In recent years, police numbers have fallen and crime has risen, whilst the Conservative Government has slashed policing budgets in Devon and Cornwall by £63m since 2010.

Forcing our dedicated police officers to do more for less just isn’t working. The number of police officers in our area has fallen with official government figures reporting we now have nearly 600 fewer officers since 2010, and a staggering 21,339 fewer in England in Wales in total.

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Charlotte's view on proposed police force merger

Some people here in Plymouth Moor View have been asking my view in recent weeks on the proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall Police with the Dorset force. My view: now is not the time for a merger that could shift focus away from tackling rising serious and violent crime we’ve had in our communities, and tie up precious resources in merger bureaucracy.

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Charlotte writes to Police Commissioner and Conservative MP on crime rises

Today, Charlotte Holloway, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Plymouth Moor View, has written to the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner and our Conservative MP Mr Mercer to ask questions about recent crime increases, raising particular concerns on crimes that disproportionately affect women as well as Public Order Offences. 

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