Dorset police funding

A Dorset MP has called on the government to change the way the county's police force is funded, claiming it's facing the highest proportionate loss of officers and receives the lowest funding per head.

Richard Drax MP says Dorset police funding is wrong

A Dorset MP has called on the government to change the way the county's police force is funded, claiming it's facing the highest proportionate loss of officers and receives the lowest funding per head.

The county's Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has already raised the possibility of commmercial sponsorship to raise extra money. Today south Dorset MP Richard Drax said in Parliament that the funding formula was wrong.

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Parliamentary debate on Dorset Police funding

Richard Drax MP says current funding is unfair Credit: ITV News West Country

A Parliamentary debate on the funding of Dorset Police will be held in Westminster today. Dorset MP Richard Drax is calling for it to be fairer. Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill says more funding would allow them to offer "greater protection to community policing."