Figures reveal Tories cut police funding for the Greater London Authority by £47 million this year

Despite promising to protect spending, new figures reveal Tories cut police funding for the Greater London Authority by £47 million this year.

Gareth Thomas, Labour MP for Harrow West, said:

“Despite the Tories’ empty promises to protect the police, London is seeing a real-terms cut of almost £47 million in its funding from Government this year.

“The Met has already lost 1,585 police officers under the Tories, a reduction of five per cent.

“This is the worst possible time for even further cuts to policing.

“In the Metropolitan Police area, recorded crime has increased year-on-year by five per cent, with violent crime up by 10 per cent.

“The first duty of any Government is the safety and security of our citizens. By breaking their promise to protect the police, the Tories are letting the people of London down.”

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