Mayor urged to take a stand against Anti-Semitic and terrorist flags in London

Flags of Anti-Semitic groups were flown at recent protests despite powers to remove them The Mayor and Metropolitan police should use their powers to arrest individuals flying terrorist flags at protests, marches, and rallies in London, says London Assembly member Kemi Badenoch. At the July 3rd annual ‘al-Quds Day’ rally through central London, Hezbollah flags were repeatedly seen. Hezbollah is listed in the UK as…

Male rape charity handed £78,000 thanks to ground-breaking report

– Mayor pledges cash after campaign by London Assembly member Kemi Badenoch Male rape charity Survivors UK is set to receive £78,000 from the Mayor of London thanks to a ground-breaking report from Conservative London Assembly member Kemi Badenoch. Kemi’s Silent Suffering report, released in November, suggested 92,000 rapes and sexual assaults on men went unreported to the Metropolitan Police between 2010 and 2014. As…

Met Police using social media to fight crime with 750,000 followers

– Figures show officers and borough units have set up over 350 accounts The Metropolitan Police Service is using more than 350 social media accounts to help fight crime across London, numbers revealed by Kemi Badenoch show. Accounts set up by individual PCSOs, officers and local borough units have attracted more than 750,000 followers and are used to interact with communities and quickly spread information…

Mayor must act as domestic violence incidents surge by 9,000

– Staggering 15% increase in 2015 requires swift action by police Domestic violence incidents in London surged by over 9,000 in one year, show figures highlighted by Kemi Badenoch AM. During the 12 months to November 2015, there were 70,682 reports of domestic abuse reported to the Metropolitan Police Service, an increase from 61,471 the previous year. Kemi will be raising the issue with Boris…

No hot water or heating: 3,000 complaints about outstanding urgent repairs per year

Thousands of private tenants in the Capital are going without hot water or heating thanks to rogue landlords, according to a new report. Local authorities in the Capital are receiving an estimated 2,916 cases of outstanding urgent repairs* every year, from frustrated private tenants. The report’s investigation found: In the last three years, just six London councils have received 1,640 complaints of outstanding urgent repairs…