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MP's Correspondence


Last update 26/09/13


This section details letters sent to Members of Parliament within the West Midlands and the associated replies we have received from them.


27th August 2013

Further to David Winnick's original response (here). He wrote back to Tom Cuddeford regarding a response he has received from Damian Green Minister of state for policing and criminal justice clarifying the Government's position on funding cuts (here). 


18th July 2013

Tom Cuddeford wrote a letter to all MP's in the West Midlands regarding West Midlands Police Cuts (Original Letter).

The letter reads as follows:

"Dear MP,


Cuts to police funding have already taken £126 million from West Midlands Police, and the recent CSR announcement will mean we lose over £20 million more. These cuts have hit West Midlands Police doubly hard because our low policing precept means that West Midlands Police is more reliant on central government funding than other forces which charge their residents more. Furthermore, the use of 'damping' means that West Midlands Police has been underfunded for many years - £43 million in this year alone.

Our member's are working tremendously hard, on a daily basis, protecting the communities of the West Midlands, however they need the assistance of your influence and support to continue to provide an effective service, in these very difficult times for Policing.

Please consider how the inequality of the current position can be reduced.

Yours faithfully,

West Midlands Police Federation

Joint Branch Board


Tom Cuddeford

Deputy Chairman"


The following reponses have been received from West Midlands MP's (click to download):


Valerie Vaz MP, letter sent to the Home Secretary 

Richard Burden MP, further response with letter attached from Damian Green Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice

David Winnick MP, futher response with letter attached from Damian Green Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice

Richard Burden MP, Labour, Birmingham Northfield

Steve McCabe MP, Labour, Selly Oak

Andrew Mitchell MP, Conservative, Sutton Coldfield

John Spellar MP, Labour, Warley

David Winnick MP, Labour. Walsall North


This page will updated as more reponses are received from the West Midlands MP's











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