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Saturday 18th August 2012 | 12:04
Baroness Angela Smith, Shadow Home Office Minister, commenting on the Electoral Reform Society report said:
"We warned Theresa May time and again that spending over £100m on these elections at a time when she has already cut 10,000 police officers from the streets makes little sense and should not be the priority.
"We also warned against holding these elections in November, risking an extremely low turnout. Now we hear it may be historically low.
"The Home Office and Theresa May are once more in a mess of their own making. Understandably they are embarrassed, but they need to get a grip and make the best of a bad job. That's what we are trying to do across the country as we campaign against the Government's huge cuts to frontline police."