Councillor joins march to support the police

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A BUCKINGHAM town councillor is joining in a police march in London today, Thursday, to protest against cuts to the policing service.

Councillor Jon Harvey, who is a shortlisted Labour candidate for the post of Thames Valley Police And Crime Commissioner, is joining the protest march, organised by the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Mr Harvey said: “Tackling crime and keeping people safe is what we all want our police to be doing here in Thames Valley. But instead, our police officers and staff are facing a triple threat that is distracting them from this task. Not only are they having to deal with savage 20 per cent cuts in funding but they are now faced with being privatised and outsourced to the lowest bidder. And on top of this, the government looks set to impose huge, morale-busting changes to their pay and conditions.”