Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party has announced that it will add ten thousand new police officers to the streets of the UK if it is elected on 8 June. As our infographic shows, the number of Constables in England and Wales has seen a pretty heavy decrease under an austerity-focused Conservative party, going from almost 114 thousand when they took power in 2010 to just over 101 thousand in 2016.
This is certainly a policy that will chime well with the public, but in a torrid day of media interviews, the shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott gave the impression that Labour don’t yet have a solid financial plan to turn this into reality. Voters will have to wait for the "fully-costed manifesto" to see if the apparent creases can be ironed out in time for election day.
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