Adam Bienkov has the story:
Yesterday was the start of the local elections campaign here in London and the fight is already getting dirty.
One such scrap is taking place in ultra marginal Waltham Forest where the Lib Dems are furious at “Labour’s lies” about police numbers.
Labour leaflets claim that the Lib Dems “want to cut the number of police in Waltham Forest” whilst being “in cahoots with Tory mayor Boris plans to cut police numbers.”
The Lib Dems deny this, pointing to their fervent opposition to Boris’s police cuts on the London Asssembly.
The piece goes on to provide more evidence from the Liberal Democrats, including the public record of votes against the cuts, but then ends with this:
I emailed Waltham Forest Labour party for an explanation of their claims yesterday, but unfortunately they have as yet failed to respond.