Thursday 25 July 2019 / 9:30 PM Louise Haigh / Policing

Louise Haigh responds to Boris Johnson’s policing announcement

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister, commenting on Boris Johnson’s policing announcement, said:

“When it comes to policing, Boris Johnson simply cannot be trusted. He served in a government which promised to protect the police, then voted for brutal real-terms cuts.

“As Mayor of London, he vowed to recruit thousands of officers, but police numbers fell on his watch.

“The damage caused by these broken promises and brutal cuts cannot be reversed and the know-how that thousands of experienced bobbies brought to the job is gone for good – at a time when we’ve never needed it more.”