Up to £1.1 billion more for the police in 2020-21!

I am over the moon about the police funding settlement, which sets out the biggest increase in funding in forces since 2010. 

The new police budgets for the coming year have a huge increase of almost 10% for the direct grant that is given to local Forces. That's to help drive the huge recruitment plans that have already begun, as well as ensure that they have all of the kit and resources they need to keep us safe. 

Having pushed hard on this with Blue Collar Conservatism over the last year or so, I'm delighted we're taking law and order seriously, backing our police forces with funding, investing in the best kit including a £10m rollout of tasers to keep officers safe, and supporting them behind the scenes with a Police Covenant to help us #Care4Cops

All great news!