Lib Dem spokesperson, Cllr Tom Morrison has written to the Chair of Stockport Council's Community & Housing Committee requesting an extraordinary meeting to which the Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, the person responsible for Policing in Greater Manchester, is invited.
Greater Manchester Police was recently named one of the worst forces in the Country by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) the body responsible for assessing whether police forces are effectively carrying out their duties.
HMICFRS found in an investigation that over 80,000 crimes in the last 12 months, including violent crimes, went unreported leaving many residents across the area not getting the security and access to justice they deserved.
Since the report was published, the Greater Manchester Police has been put under special measures by the Government and the Chief Constable has stood down. Some quarters have even called for Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester to stand down.
"This report is incredibly concerning" said Tom Morrison, who is Stockport's Liberal Democrat spokesperson on policing, "which is why it is vital that the person with overall responsibility of policing meets with local councillors so we can go through what has happened and what plans are in place to make a quick and dramatic improvement.
"The Police have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 effort over recent months. Officers and frontline staff have all stood up and gone the extra mile, so it is incredibly frustrating that its a failures at a senior level that has led to this dreadful situation.
"Residents deserve more and I hope that Stockport Council accept my request to get this fact finding meeting organised and the Deputy Mayor can come in and answer the questions we have for her."
A copy of Tom's letter is below: