PCCs met with Shadow Policing Minister Jack Dromey and Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan
From 21-24 September 2014, Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger is attending the annual Labour Party conference. Below are updates of his activity whilst at conference in Manchester.
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Sunday 21 September
PCCs attending the conference (see photo) held a well-attended fringe meeting with Shadow Policing Minister Jack Dromey and Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan. PCCs spoke and answered questions about a wide range of current and future issues which will help to shape the next election manifesto on key issues.
In the evening, PCC Coppinger attended and spoke at a further fringe meeting organised by the Police Constables Group. He spoke about the importance of good industrial relations and the financial challenges faced in policing today.
Monday 22 September
In the morning, the PCC had a useful meeting and wide-ranging discussions with Police Federation reps from across the UK and fellow Commissioners. All found meeting useful and we will repeat periodically. In the afternoon the PCC listen to debates about economy and on trade and industry as part of the main confrence.
In the evening, he attended 'Northern Night' which brings together Councillors, MPs and other organisations and individuals to discuss issues of mutual interest.
Tuesday 23 September
The PCC visited the excellent Police Museum in Manchester staffed by retired officers as volunteers. He will attend fringe meetings at lunchtime and listen to the Leader's speech in conference in the afternoon.
In the evening, the Commissioner participated in a policing fringe meeting with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Police Federation, Superintendents Association, Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Policing Minister.
Wednesday 24 September
In the morning, the PCC attended the main conference to listen to the Home Affairs report, debate and speeches.
At lunchtime, he attended the Local Government Association's fringe meeting on Safer Communities and then travelled back to Cleveland.
Posted on Monday 22nd September 2014