The Met's turnaround plan needs central government backing

Responding to the publication of the Met’s turnaround plan, “A New Met for London 2023-2025”, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“The plans laid out today by the Met represent a welcome shift in tone and focus, even if long overdue. In particular, the shift of resources towards the boroughs is something we have long campaigned in favour of.

“Central government now needs to back the turnaround plan with funding, resources and staff; alongside new powers to enable the Met to remove corrupt officers quickly.

“It is also vital that urgent attention is given to the retention of current officers and to help rebuild morale in the service following this turbulent period.

“The Liberal Democrats will continue to hold the Met, Mayor and Government to account on the delivery of this turnaround plan to ensure Londoners can have confidence in the police service that is meant to keep all communities safe.”