Politicians are the problem IF THE Labour candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner can only offer “vote for us and we will fight the Tory cuts”, then God help the police service.

Both Ed Balls and Ed Miliband have said whatever party was in government, there would have been cuts. That’s why Ed Balls was heckled at the TUC conference and Ed Miliband was booed at a union rally. The Tory candidates are no better. Their party policy is to reduce the number of police officers on the beat. I say keep politics out of policing and vote for candidates who have stood on the thin blue line for years. Not some ‘Yes’ man who can’t stand up to their own party.

Andrew Thomas Nutt,