In the Media

Vote of no confidence in Orde

PUBLISHED September 10, 2004

Rank and file police officers in Northern Ireland last night passed a vote of no confidence in the chief constable, Hugh Orde, after he axed more than half the police reserve as part of the overhaul of the province's controversial force.

In response to recommendations by Chris Patten to reform the predominantly Protestant force, Mr Orde will cut reservists from just under 1,500 to 680.