THE MP for Eddisbury, Edward Timpson CBE, has welcomed the announcement that 101 police officers have been recruited in Cheshire as part of the 8,771 additional officers that have been recruited across England and Wales.

The addition of these new officers brings the total number of police across Cheshire to 2,181.

Mr Timpson welcomed the arrival of more police officers.

"Getting more police officers onto our streets is one of the people's priorities," he said.

"I am delighted that this Conservative Government has already delivered an extra 101 officers across Cheshire.

"Voting for Conservative candidate John Dwyer next Thursday, May 6, in the Police & Crime Commissioner elections will see this commitment to police recruitment in Cheshire both reinforced and continue.

"Every one of these officers will make an enormous difference in helping to cut crime in Eddisbury and keep people safe, and I know that many more will follow as this government continues to deliver on its promise to recruit 20,000 more over the next three years.

"By backing our police with the funding, powers and resources they need, we are keeping the public and our communities safe in Winsford and our rural villages, so that people everywhere can live their lives free from the fear of crime."