Sir Ian Blair resigned this afternoon as Metropolitan Police Commissioner, with effect from 1st December.
Dee Doocey, Liberal Democrat London Assembly spokesperson on policing (and a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority) said:
The Metropolitan Police Service is crying out for strong leadership, and whoever takes over has a mountain to climb. The lack of leadership at the top of the MPS in recent weeks and months has resulted in the top brass fighting among themselves, rather then getting on with their real jobs of policing London.
The Met must now devote all its efforts on keeping the streets of our capital safe rather than vying for power and fighting each other.