Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year, reassuring Bexley residents concerned about crime and anti-social behaviour. This will help reverse the damage done by Theresa May's £2bn of cuts as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister which have severely compromised community policing in Bexley and Greater London.
Under the Liberal Democrats the Greater London Authority would see a funding increase of £62,390,000 a year. This could be used to restore a visible policing presence in the community and ensure the police have the training and tools to deal with the changing nature of crime.
Liberal Democrat, Simon Waddington, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Erith and Thamesmead, commented:
“This investment in our police is absolutely vital. Under Theresa May – first as Home Secretary and now as Prime Minister, our police have had to deal with the most brutal of cuts. These are now cutting into the bone.
“Our police work tirelessly to keep us safe and this Government has completely betrayed them.
“Only the Liberal Democrats have a credible plan to reverse the increase in violent crime, boost community confidence and ensure the police have the resources they need to keep us safe.”