Marisha Ray - your no. 1 choice for London
Safety and Policing
I've worked as a cabinet member for community safety leading councillors to tackle crime and fear of crime in a busy inner London borough. I know how important it is to put police and other specialist workers on the streets working with our local communities all over London. It is vitally important to provide resources to areas and people that need them most. I know this because I and my colleagues have done this locally through our council and seen the results.
The Mayor's budget is cutting funding and numbers of front-line officers in the Met. He has cut funding to our borough police commanders too. Through his new recruitment policies he is threatening the diversity of our police force, which in many parts of London is crucial to good community relations.
Marisha speaks with a police inspector about career progression for black women in the Met Marisha speaks with a police inspector about career progression for black women in the Met
 
Working for a Safer Community
I have worked on preventing and diverting young people from crime. I have worked on tackling knife crime, on keeping survivors of domestic violence safe, on enabling primary school children to feel safe in our streets and on managing pubs and clubs in ways which make London's economy thrive while keeping Londoners safe. I ask you now to trust me to tackle the Mayor on all these issues and more. I know how dozens of organisations have to work effectively together to make a difference in any one of these areas.
Most importantly I have worked with local journalists to reduce fear of crime in our streets, to enable London residents to prevent crime and to keep London safe.
If you have done some of this too, if you have campaigned to reduce crime or you work to reduce fear of crime in your area, please send me a message now. I want to campaign with you and support you in your area.
Marisha listens to a student outside Peckham Library, where Damilola Taylor set off on his final journey
Marisha listens to a student outside Peckham Library, where Damilola Taylor set off on his final journey
Contact Marisha
Do you have any thoughts or questions about safety and policing? Contact me:
Marisha at Holborn Police Station