Fair funding of Bedfordshire Police

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Bedfordshire Police funding

Speaking in Parliament today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer committed an extra £160 million to Police Counter Terrorism Funding for 2019/20 from which Bedfordshire Police will benefit.  He then went on to say, “I recognise that policing more generally is under pressure from the changing nature

Bedfordshire Police funding raised in the Commons

 

South West Bedfordshire MP told Police Minister, Nick Hurd, that the unfair treatment of Bedfordshire Police’s funding, which has gone on since 2004, is completely unsupportable and needs to be dealt with now.

The exchange in Hansard was as follows:

South West Bedfordshire MP calls for police cover in Leighton Buzzard, Linslade, Dunstable, Houghton Regis and surrounding villages to be restored to how it was before the 2012 changes

In a letter to the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner, South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous has called for the restoration of the police cover that South West Bedfordshire used to have before the  1st October 2012, given the sharp increase in crime in the affected towns and vil