Police Federation

FOI 00264 - Meetings with the Labour Party since 2020


Received: 3 August 2021

I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, that you supply me with: 

  1. The number of times representatives of the Police Federation have formally met with Labour Party Members of Parliament in the past 12 months (virtually or physically). 
  2. The subject of these meetings.
  3. Which representatives from the Police Federation attended these meetings.


Responded: 4 November 2021

The Police Federation of England and Wales can confirm that we hold this information. 

 Nationally, the Police Federation has met with 41 Labour MPs – these meetings have been the local Federation Chair, the National Vice-Chair, and the Secretary of the Police Federation Parliamentary Sub-Committee.  These meetings have been part of a campaign to speak with all MPs and the subjects covered have included: 

  • police pay 
  • police pensions 
  • assaults on police and officer safety 
  • driving legislation issues 
  • policing Covid 
  • priority Covid vaccinations for police officers 
  • concerns about the length of time misconduct and IOPC investigations take 
  • Special Constables becoming members of the Police Federation 
  • the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 
  • the Police Covenant 

There have also been a range of local issues raised by local Federation officials at these meetings. 

In addition, the National Chair has a monthly meeting with the Shadow Home Secretary and also with the Shadow Police Minister – similar subjects are covered at these meetings, as well as anything that is topical and affects the membership. 


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