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James Cleverly says: there are no excuses left, we must introduce police body cameras into the Met

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Sep
27

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James Cleverly AM has asked Stephen Greenhalgh to introduce police body cameras into the Met.

Commenting, James Cleverly said,

“If we want to reduce paperwork and increase convictions we need to think creatively about ways to do this. Police body cameras have demonstrated that they can achieve both of these aims.1
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Richard Tracey: “Crow can’t hold back driverless trains any more than Canute could hold back the sea”

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Sep
27

Richard-Tracey Driverless Trains

GLA Conservative Group transport spokesman, Richard Tracey AM, has criticised RMT leader, Bob Crow’s call for strike action against the introduction of driverless trains and described him as a modern day King Canute.
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Radically Normal

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Sep
26

Andrew Boff announces new report: Radically Normal on Olympic Park's housing future

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Sep
26


London Assembly Member Andrew Boff today publishes a report, Radically Normal, setting out why the plans for the Olympic Park must live up to the high standards that Londoners have been promised and makes recommendations for how the current plans can be improved.
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Tony Arbour pushes for better accuracy of borough crime figures

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Sep
20

Tony Arbour, London Assembly Member for South West London, is pushing Mayor Boris Johnson to ensure better accuracy of borough crime data.

Tony Arbour AM said; “Initially I was concerned by a decrease in the number of crimes being resolved by police in Richmond. However on closer inspection, it seems that police time may be being wasted by a faulty administrative system. For example, police told me that a large percentage of “other thefts” take place in licensed premises and turn out to often involve “lost” rather than stolen items.

“I fear that police may muddle figures to create a more advantageous crime picture for their borough. This should be more closely monitored through regular dip sampling. And the public should be told which boroughs appear to be trying to distort figures and which aren’t.

“Data accuracy – however unglamorous – is the real crime debate we should be having.”

Tony Arbour discusses London's choice with Heathrow Third Runway Referendums

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Sep
20

Tony Arbour AM, the London Assembly Member for South West London, has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to support Heathrow Third Runway Referendums. AM Arbour was given Mayor Boris Johnsons support at the September 19th 2012 Mayors Question Time of referendums in every London borough on whether a 3rd runway should be built at Heathrow.

Richmond Council has already announced their intention to hold a referendum and the Mayor made clear that he supported this approach.

Commenting Tony Arbour said: “It is crucial that the Government understands the strength of opposition to allowing Heathrow Airport to build a 3rd runway. I am delighted that the Mayor backed the approach of London boroughs holding referendums on this subject and I’m sure Londoners will be unsurprised to learn that the Mayor confirmed that he would vote ‘No’.”
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MQT Question List: Sept 2012

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Sep
17

The following are the questions the GLA Conservatives will be asking at this months Mayor's Question Time (MQT). The MQT will be held on September 19th, so stay tuned for the live coverage starting at 10am, via the groups Twitter stream. There will also be video summaries made by the GLA Conservative Assembly Members after the event via the groups Youtube Channel.
 
 

Squatting laws
Question No: 2524 / 2012

Steve O’Connell
Do you welcome the recent law which now makes squatting in residential buildings a criminal offence, allowing police to arrest squatters?
 
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