The Police Federation has ruled out trying to end a ban on their right to strike after a ballot of members failed to produce enough backing for the change:
- The Police Federation of England and Wales represents more than 133,000 officers
- It balloted members to ask if they wanted to seek strike powers amid anger at the government's plans to cut jobs and freeze pay
- British police officers last went on strike in 1919 in a dispute over pay and have been barred from taking any industrial action since the 1990s
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