Threats to elected representatives

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4388
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What assessment have you, MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service made of an apparent increase in the regularity with which elected representatives, both locally and nationally, are threatened online and offline?

Answer

Answer for Threats to elected representatives

Answer for Threats to elected representatives

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Where elected officials have been threatened, online or offline, the MPS has acted robustly to fully investigate the matter and to take steps to reduce the risk faced by the individual. 

The current MPS crime systems do not enable a search based on whether an individual is an elected individual, however, there are other means in place to identify trends and patterns of offending.