16. Sep, 2017

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A Blackpool Tory MP has hit out at plans to close a police station front counter and branded the consultation ‘a done deal’. Conservative MP Paul Maynard warned the move to shut the facility at Bispham Police Station means many of his constituents living in outlying areas of the town will face a long trip to speak face to face with an officer.

Labours Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw reminded everyone including the MP that savings had to be made due to Tory Government cuts.

In a surreal and Kafkaesque moment - Blackpool North and Cleveleys Tory MP Paul Maynard seems to have forgotten that he actually voted in favour of police funding cuts.

A Blackpool MP has hit out at plans to close a police station front counter and branded the consultation ‘a done deal’.
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