Eight police stations in Lambeth could close as part of the Government’s plans to slash £400m from the Met’s budget.
Between 2010 and 2020 there will be a huge cut of £1 billion from the Met’s police budget (£600 million since 2010, and another £400 million planned) – a process started with the support of the Liberal Democrats when they were in office.
One thousand police officers have already disappeared from London’s streets – and Sadiq Khan has warned a further 12,800 could be lost in the next few years.
It’s very clear that the Tories are trying to protect the public on the cheap. Lambeth Labour are calling on the Government to reconsider their cuts to our police service and work with the Mayor of London and local authorities to keep our police stations open.