Jonathan Reynolds

Campaigning for the communities of Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley, Longdendale, and Dukinfield
labour and coop candidate jonathan reynolds

MP Reynolds helps local police officers to voice concerns in Parliament

STALYBRIDGE and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds has presented a petition to Parliament calling for the Home Secretary to reject the recommendations in the Winsor Review.

The controversial Winsor Review outlines widespread changes to the pay structure and terms offered to police officers across the country.

Mr Reynolds launched the petition opposing the changes after being contacted by a number of officers serving in the Greater Manchester Police force.

The officers were concerned that the changes could have a detrimental impact on the quality of service offered by the Police. And Mr Reynolds launched the petition so local officers could show their opposition to the plans.

In recent weeks, more than 600 people have signed the petition against the proposed changes. And last night Mr Reynolds raised their concerns in the House of Commons.

After presenting the petition to the Speaker, Mr Reynolds said: "There are clearly some serious concerns about many of the changes suggested in the Winsor Review.

"Serving officers have told me that the suggested changes to the pay structures and working conditions could seriously impact on the morale of frontline officers and on the quality of service offered to the public.

"The scale of support this petition has received reflects the level of concern amongst serving police officers and local residents. And I hope that the Home Secretary will take note of the strength of feeling these proposals have generated.

"Our police officers are amongst the bravest and most dedicated public servants – and their views should be at the heart of Government decision-making in this area."

The petition – which is now closed – was posted on www.jonathanreynolds.org.uk  

Published 17 July, 2012


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