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Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington

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Policing and not politics for new Commissioner- Brake

January 28, 2009 1:51 PM

Following the nomination of Sir Paul Stephenson as new Metropolitan Commissioner, Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs and London spokesman said:

'I congratulate Sir Paul Stephenson on his new position. He will have to face tough challenges such as knife crime, on terrorism and the security for the Olympics. I am sure that his experience and his previous achievements in terms of tackling terrorism will be a clear advantage for the Met.

'The fact he was part of Sir Ian Blair's old regime won't count against him. Providing policing and not politics remain his priority.'