Local residents are furious at Labour's plans which could see more police cuts and crime soar.
In January’s budget from City Hall, Labour failed to save funding for additional police officers - breaking a key election promise.
Tower Hamlets is already seeing an increase in crime, whilst it drops in other parts of the capital. Reported crime rose by nearly 8% in Tower Hamlets. Across London it dropped by nearly 3%. Many residents have told us that anti-social behaviour and drug related crime is on the increase and is a constant worry.
Local campaigner Elaine Bagshaw said, “People are tired of constant broken promises from Labour. Anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and drug taking are seen constantly in our area. The police are too stretched to deal with the problem. Tower Hamlets needs a fair deal on policing, with more funding and bobbies on the beat to address our growing problems.”
We call on Labour to:
1: Stick to their 2016 promise to preserve police funding
2: Give Tower Hamlets Police the funding it needs to address the increasing crime in the Borough