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Northamptonshire Police Force

EDM number 2258 in 2005-06, proposed by Brian Binley on 24/05/2006.

That this House disagrees with the former Home Secretary that merging the Northamptonshire Police Force into a larger regional super-force will be of benefit to local policing in Northamptonshire; supports Northamptonshire Police Authority in its decision not to volunteer for merger into a new East Midlands Strategic Police Authority; understands the wider public's opposition to the unspecified costs of these proposals; notes that over 1,000 people have already signed the Save Northants Police petition; further notes that such a reorganisation can only lead to a dilution of local community policing; further notes that the former Home Secretary consistently failed to make a coherent case for such a merger and failed to listen to, or ignored the opinions of local police forces opposed to this merger; commends Northampton Borough Council for passing a motion that opposes such a merger; and expects other local authorities to follow suit.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Brian Binley24/05/2006Northampton SouthConservativeProposed
Malcolm Moss25/05/2006North East CambridgeshireConservativeSeconded
Julian Lewis25/05/2006New Forest EastConservativeSeconded
Tim Boswell25/05/2006DaventryConservativeSeconded
Bob Spink25/05/2006Castle PointConservativeSeconded
Edward Garnier05/06/2006HarboroughConservativeSeconded
Gregory Campbell06/06/2006East LondonderryDUPSigned
Paul Flynn06/06/2006Newport WestLabourSigned
Derek Conway07/06/2006Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Alan Simpson08/06/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Lee Scott26/06/2006Ilford NorthConservativeSigned
Michael Gove11/07/2006Surrey HeathConservativeSigned
Edward Leigh12/07/2006GainsboroughConservativeSigned

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