UP TO 50 Lancashire police officers will confront MPs during a rally at Westminster against proposed cuts.

The Lancashire contingent will join around 2,000 colleagues from across the force to protest at the impending loss of thousands of posts.

Lancashire Police Federation wrote to all 17 of the county’s MPs asking for a face-to-face meeting in London.

Only eight have agreed to a two-hour hearing, including Chorley labour MP Lindsay Hoyle and Burnley Liberal Democrat Gordon Birtwistle.

Lancashire federation secretary Mark Sweet said: “Of course it is disappointing that the other nine have not been able to hear us on the day.

"But we will be lobbying a good mix of MPs so hopefully we will get our message across to all three main parties.

“We will be explaining the seriousness of the situation in Lancashire.

"And we hope that if they value the high level of service in the county they represent then they will stand shoulder to shoulder with us in opposing the level of these cuts.”

The contingent will attend on Wednesday in their own time.

The Federation officials will take with them letters from six rank and file officers in Lancashire outlining their individual concerns.

Lancashire will lose 500 police officers and 300 police staff as the force makes £42million in savings over the next four years.

Also on the agenda in Wednesday’s talks will be simultaneous attacks on police pensions, pay and conditions which, according to a national survey, have left the majority of officers demoralised, with many ready to quit the service, the Federation said.