Sunderland Labour has slammed the Lib Dems for failing to support fire service jobs in Tyne and Wear. 

Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service has been under increasing pressure to cut jobs, as the onslaught of Tory imposed cuts continues to threaten their funding.

At a recent meeting of the Tyne & Wear Fire Authority held in Washington, Labour members amended the recommendation of the Chief Fire Officer to ensure that the proposed cut to the number of active firefighters in Tyne & Wear was delayed until April 2020.