The budget statement by the Chancellor this included no additional funding for the police in England and Wales.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:
“Crime is rising and police numbers are falling but you wouldn’t think the Government cared looking at today’s budget. The police barely got a mention in the Chancellor’s speech despite forces up and down the country being desperate for a cash-injection.
It is clear where the money is going - £3.7bn to help the Conservatives drive through a hard Brexit. Just a fraction of this money would have been transformative for the police but as usual we see the Tories putting politics above everything else.”
Elaine Bagshaw, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Poplar & Limehouse said "I am hearing more and more complaints from residents about crime and anti-social behaviour. The Tories are ignoring the concerns of local people and the needs of senior police officers. The budget will do nothing to help address the problems we have with crime in this borough."