Rob Blackie pictured outside New Scotland Yard wearing a white shirt with a grey blazer

Fix the Met

Under Sadiq Khan, the Metropolitan Police Service has deteriorated into an unacceptable state.

It is the first responsibility of the Mayor to protect Londoners. After eight years of Khan's leadership, the police are catching rapists half as often as they did and trust and confidence is at an all-time low. 

My plan of action

I will make fixing the Met my top priority. Together, we will restore trust in London's police and tackle crime in the capital.
A police station sign

My pledge to you

As Liberal Democrat Mayor, I will focus on:

  • Doubling the number of sexual predators we catch
  • Re-establishing community policing 
  • Re-building public trust in the police 
  • Prioritising resources towards serious crimes rather than wasting time on stop and search for cannabis and laughing gas


This means:

  • Employing more police staff to free up the thousands of officers that the Commissioner currently says are stuck doing back office duties.
  • Reducing time spent on paperwork through technology
  • Using police bodycam footage to understand how stop and search can be carried out whilst still treating people with dignity and respect.
  • Launching a campaign to recruit 500 additional Special Constables through the Employer Supported Policing Programme.

Click here to read my manifesto in full


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