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Scrap the Police Commissioner

October 10, 2014 2:22 PM

Julia Goldsworthy the prospective Lib Dem MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has launched a campaign to scrap the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner.

Bobbies NOT Bureaucrats

Cornwall needs Bobbies NOT Bureaucrats!

The move comes as the current Commissioner, Conservative Tony Hogg has confirmed the closure of police front desks across Cornwall.

Currently the annual budget for the Commissioner's office stands at £1.8m, money Ms Goldsworthy says could be better spent on recruiting and paying for front line policing.

A recent Lib Dem survey in Camborne has shown that 75% of people say they do not see enough police or Police Community Safety Officers on the streets.

Julia said, " The Conservatives Commissioner's closure of police front desks in communities across Cornwall will cause huge inconvenience to people who wish to hand in a stolen purse or speak directly to police about anti social behaviour in their area.

"Tony Hogg says there is not enough money in the police service. The reality is that £1.8m is wasted every year propping up a commissioner that most people have not heard of and who is busy closing police front desks across Cornwall.

"The money spent on the police commissioner's office each year is enough to pay for an extra 94 bobbies on the beat. That is what the people of Camborne, Redruth and Hayle need not a super cop based in Devon."

You can sign Julia's petition to 'Scrap the Commissioner' online at http://crhlibdems.org.uk/morebobbies