An end to Police and Crime Commissioners?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

In a widely trailed speech, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie MP is the latest Labour figure to hint that an incoming Labour government might abolish Police and Crime Commissioners.

Mr Leslie said:

'In the field of emergency services, rather than addressing the structure and cost of police force administration, this Government opted for the creation of Police & Crime Commissioners.

'But when we are losing thousands of police officers and police staff, is it right that today we spend more on Police Commissioners than on the old Police Authorities that they replaced?'

He went on to argue for a review of the administrative structures of the criminal justice system.

The speech can be read here or downloaded below.

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