Rotherham Councillor Mahroof Hussain took to the stage at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester today to deliver a rousing speech on law and order.
The Boston Castle representative told the hall that there was a risk crime would rise in South Yorkshire because of deep Tory-led Government cuts to police budgets.
He called for the South Yorkshire public to use the Police Commissioner election in November to send a clear message to David Cameron that people do not want to see police numbers falling.
Mahroof Hussain MBE said: "Next week the Tories at their conference will tell the nation that they are for law and order, they are tough on crime but conference since 2010 they have cut 215 police officers from South Yorkshire police and 1,600 across the country. Scandalous.
"It is labour that believes in strengthening the police, being tough on crime and making our communities safer.
"Let us send them a clear message on November the 15th and elect labour police and crime commissioners across the country. "I'm going to do all I can to keep that pledge , I'm campaigning for our PCC candidate Shaun Wright in South Yorkshire. He is fighting the corner for Labour like all other Labour PCC’s, taking the message to public that
its labour that is on their side when it comes to tackling crime."