Election 2015: Jeremy Corbyn to hire 10,000 more police officers if he wins

General election: Labour promises to hire 10,000 more police officers

Labour have pledged to increase funding for police forces

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Labour Party has promised to put 10,000 more police officers on the street should Jeremy Corbyn win the election. 

The party plans to providing funding for additional officers in forces across England and Wales by reversing the plans implemented by the Conservative party to make savings by cutting capital gains tax.

The promise was made by Jeremy Corbyn in a speech in Southampton on Tuesday morning. 

The Labour leader said a reduction of 20,000 police officers since the Tories came to office in 2010 was "unacceptable."

The Tories have hit back by saying the pledge is nonsense, as Labour have already committed this money to other areas. 

Labour, however, insists the spending pledges stack up and all areas will be fully funded.