TV Detective joins the campaign to stop the police cuts

THE campaign opposing the cuts to Greater Manchester Police received celebrity backing today.
Kevin Whately – who plays TV detective Inspector Lewis – has signed the petition against plans to axe nearly 1,400 police officers.
The campaign is being championed by Labour’s candidate for the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election, Debbie Abrahams.
After signing the petition, Kevin Whately said:
“I’m pleased to support Debbie Abrahams and the Wrong Cuts, Wrong Time campaign. As a TV Detective, my admiration for real-life police officers and the job they do couldn’t be higher.
“That’s why I can understand the anger of people in Oldham East and Saddleworth, and across the Greater Manchester area, at seeing police numbers cut. The Government is getting its priorities all wrong and I hope they’ll look again at giving the police the funding they need to do their job.”
Debbie Abrahams, Labour’s candidate for Oldham East and Saddlewoth said:
“I’m delighted that Kevin is backing our campaign to stop these wreckless police cuts. The public support for the campaign so far has been great. People are really angry at the broken promises from the LibDems on police numbers. They promised more but are now delivering big cuts. People will get a chance to give their verdict on these broken promises and send a message to the government at the by-election on January 13.”

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