A freer society is a safer society

17 April 2017

 

If politicians keep trying to change the balance between public security and civil liberties, we'll end up with neither. I'll work to defend the freedoms that we're at risk of taking for granted.

 

I'll review the GMP’s approach to policing lawful demonstrations, and apply tough scrutiny to stop and search powers, expecting full documentation for every time those powers are used.

 

And I'll put an end to the use of tasers - incidents where they've been used in error have caused serious harm to innocent people.

 

We all need to know that we can rely on our police force to keep us safe, but right now, not everyone in our community feels that way. GMP has made good progress in recent years, but there's still more work to do.