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Limehouse police station: Can we trust Labour to keep us safe?

PUBLISHED: 23:48 17 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:48 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, LABOUR’s London Assembly member for City & East claimed back on October 23 there were no plans to close Limehouse police station. He said it was nothing to do with Labour if there ever were plans to close it. Just three weeks later, Conservatives found the Metropolitan Police Authority minutes where the same Labour Assembly Member is quoted saying Limehouse police station is “not fit for purpose” and should close

Dear Editor,

LABOUR’s London Assembly member for City & East claimed in the East London Advertiser back on October 23 there were no plans to close Limehouse police station.

He said it was nothing to do with Labour if there ever were plans to close it.

Just three weeks later, Tower Hamlets Conservatives found the minutes from the meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority where the same Labour Assembly Member is actually quoted saying Limehouse police station is “not fit for purpose” and should close.

He writes in to this paper again, this time with a different story—that yes, he did say it should close, but only because it is not a very good building (Advertiser Letters, November 13).

What he fails to say is that the plan put forward by the former Labour Mayor was to close Limehouse and move police operations for the whole of Tower Hamlets to Bethnal Green.

This is typical of Labour—completely changing their story when they have been caught out with the facts.

Labour, yet again, making it up as they go along in order to deny responsibility for anything and criticise others for everything.

We are committed to keeping Limehouse police station open. That’s why Conservatives have collected 1,500 signatures and have taken our petition to No 10 Downing Street—right to the man who is responsible for running the country.

But then, if he is anything like his Labour Assembly Member, he’ll probably try to reinvent history too.

Does anyone remember the end to boom and bust’?

Cllr Tim Archer (Con)

Tower Hamlets Council

(Blackwall & Cubitt Town ward)

Town Hall, Blackwall

(Poplar & Limehouse Parliamentary Candidate)


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