Kingston Lib Dem condemns Mayor’s broken promise on rape crisis care

Kingston’s Executive Member for Health and Adult Community Services has condemned the announcement that the Mayor of London will break his election manifesto promise to spend £744,000 on new ‘Rape Crisis’ centres across the capital.

Liberal Democrat Cllr Rolson Davies said: “The Conservative Mayor has dropped his electoral pledge to spend almost £75k a year to help victims of rape in London.

“He has cut £832,000 from a budget which would have set up three community centres providing care and support for women and girls who had survived traumatic sexual attacks - and which were expected to improve the rates at which rapists are brought to justice in the capital.

“The future of new Rape Crisis Centres are now in danger. I am hugely disappointed that the Mayor of London has made such an appalling budgetary decision. A pledge to help victims of rape has been betrayed in order to pay for Tory tax cuts.”

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