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Police Numbers In London

EDM number 782 in 2009-10, proposed by Clive Efford on 02/02/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Police.

That this House recalls that the Mayor of London promised prior to his election that `it is important for the Mayor to take a public lead, so I will chair the Metropolitan Police Authority'; further recalls that he promised in his manifesto that `I will take personal responsibility,' and that `no offence will be too trivial to demand my attention' and that he claimed that `no challenge will be so big that I shrug my shoulders and pass the buck'; notes that on 27 January 2010 the Mayor broke all of these pledges to Londoners by resigning as the chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority; further notes with concern that the Mayor's draft budget contains a proposal to cut the number of police in the capital by 455 officers; further notes that the net effect of his four budgets will be that the Conservative Mayor will preside over a reduction in police numbers in the capital; is reminded that police numbers in the capital fell under the last Conservative Government; contrasts this policy with Labour's record in London; believes that the Conservative Mayor's election rhetoric on crime is not matched by adequate investment in the police service; further believes there are now serious questions over what the Mayor is delivering for the capital; and urges the Mayor to reverse his policy of squeezing the fight against crime at the expense of Londoners.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Clive Efford02/02/2010ElthamLabourProposed
Mike Gapes02/02/2010Ilford SouthLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn02/02/2010Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Karen Buck02/02/2010Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSeconded
Andy Slaughter02/02/2010Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore02/02/2010HendonLabourSeconded
Paul Holmes02/02/2010ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Linton02/02/2010BatterseaLabourSigned
Barry Gardiner02/02/2010Brent NorthLabourSigned
Katy Clark03/02/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Desmond Turner03/02/2010Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Paul Flynn03/02/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
Janet Dean03/02/2010BurtonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell03/02/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alan Meale03/02/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson03/02/2010Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice03/02/2010PendleLabourSigned
Martin Caton03/02/2010GowerLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins04/02/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer04/02/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington05/02/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott08/02/2010Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Betty Williams08/02/2010ConwyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock08/02/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones08/02/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins08/02/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Lepper09/02/2010Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Eric Illsley10/02/2010Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Michael Clapham10/02/2010Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
John Austin10/02/2010Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma10/02/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard22/02/2010WalthamstowLabourSigned
Alan Simpson23/02/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dowd24/02/2010Lewisham WestLabourSigned

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