When she was Home Secretary Theresa May implemented massive cuts to the number of police officers. In the West Midlands, the number of police has fallen from 8,600 in 2010 to 6,800 as of 2016 - a massive 20% cut.
Local people regularly tell me how concerned they are that there are fewer police on our streets because of these cuts. Residents need quicker response times, and faster action to tackle issues including speeding, anti-social behaviour, and fly-tipping.
These Tory cuts to police numbers put the public at risk, local people deserve better. Sign my petition to ask Theresa May to take action now and stop the Tory police cuts