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Greater Manchester no longer has a Police and Crime Commissioner. The Mayor of Greater Manchester has now taken responsibility for policing and crime.

Tony Lloyd calls on the Home Secretary to guarantee no further cuts to police budgets

Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester’s first Police and Crime Commissioner, is today meeting with Home Secretary Theresa May MP.

Tony said: “Whilst in Parliament I asked the Prime Minister if he would guarantee that there would be no further cuts to policing budgets. He failed to answer my question so today along with other Police and Crime Commissioners the Home Secretary was asked if she would give that guarantee.

“It was clear to me before the election that the safety of communities across Greater Manchester was under threat with the reckless 20% government cuts we have suffered. The prospect of further disproportionate cuts to Greater Manchester is worrying and I pledged at the election to oppose government cuts. The Home Secretary must listen to the 2.5 million people I represent who want to see our police cutting crime not the government cutting our police.”

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