Today, Shaun Bailey MP has launched 3 petitions alongside local Sandwell Conservative Councillors for Wednesbury, Oldbury, and Tipton to save 3 police stations earmarked for closure by Labour's Police and Crime Commissioner.
Shaun Bailey MP said he was outraged that his West Bromwich West constituency was losing the three stations after West Midlands Police HQ underwent a major refurb in 2016.
"Once again we see a PCC so fixated on dogma that he has abandoned those who need him most, communities in Wednesbury, Oldbury and Tipton are some of the most affected and vulnerable when it comes to crime."
"The PCC has failed the first test by my communities and has chosen to totally abandon them rather than support them. I will continue to fight against Labour's police station closure programme. If they can find £40 million to refurb the PCCs office, surely they can find the money to keep our police stations open. We will not forget this."
These petitions for each individual station will be hand-delivered to West Midlands Police HQ by Shaun Bailey MP and local Sandwell Conservative Councillors.