Police Officer Numbers — 28 Mar 2018 at 20:35

The majority of MPs voted to increase police officer numbers by 10,000. The approved motion also calls on the Government to fulfil the full counter-terrorism policing requirements laid out by police chiefs for the year ahead, but it isn't clear what that is referring to.

The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • asserts that the loss of 21,000 police officers, 18,000 police staff and 6,800 police community support officers since 2010 in addition to the reduction in the number of armed officers has damaged community safety and public security;
  • is concerned that central government funding to local police forces will fall in real terms for the eighth consecutive year in 2018-19 and in addition that there will be a £54m shortfall in funding for counter-terror policing;
  • notes with alarm the assessment of the National Police Chiefs Council that this will mean tough choices for policing in the year ahead;
  • supports the conclusion of the UK Statistics Authority that the Prime Minister could have led the public to conclude incorrectly that the Government were providing an additional £450m for police spending in 2018-19; and
  • calls on the Government to take steps to increase officer numbers by 10,000 and to fulfil the full counter-terrorism policing requirements laid out by police chiefs for the year ahead and to report to the House by Oral Statement and written report before 19 April 2018 on what steps it is taking to comply with this resolution.


Debate in Parliament |

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 000.0%
Lab194 (+2 tell) 0 (+2 tell)076.4%
LDem6 0050.0%
PC3 0075.0%
Total:203 0035.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Paul SweeneyGlasgow North EastLab (minister)tellno
Martin WhitfieldEast LothianLab (minister)tellno

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