The ball is now back in Boris Johnson's court on fire station closures - Stephen Knight

July 18, 2013 12:28 PM

Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and member of the London Fire and Emergency Authority commenting on today's decision by the London Fire Authority to reject the planned closure of 10 fire stations and 14 fire engines said:

"The cuts have again been opposed by the elected members of the Fire Authority.

"These savage cuts in London's fire service are being driven solely by the Mayor's obsession with a 7 pence cut in the council tax."

"The ball is now back in Boris Johnson's court.

"Even at this late hour he should listen to Londoners and reverse these dangerous cuts which if implemented will drive up response times across large parts of London."