Election 2017: Bexley council meets with Met Police over Thursday’s security arrangements

PUBLISHED: 09:38 07 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:36 07 June 2017

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A full review of policing has taken place

Council officers met with Met Police yesterday (Tuesday) to discuss election security in the wake of Saturday night’s terror attack in London Bridge.

With thousands of voters set to turn out across the borough’s three constituencies on Thursday, Met Police has reviewed security across the capital.

More than 130,000 people travelled to their local polling station in 2015, but ahead of the election, Scotland Yard remains coy on how security will change to protect voters.

A spokesperson from Met Police said: ““Every borough will have a specific, dedicated policing operation.

“Across London there will be a specialist and highly flexible operation in place that can deploy and respond as needed.”

A spokesperson from Bexley council added: “Making sure everything runs safely and smoothly is always a key part of our planning for elections.

“Following recent events, we have reviewed our plans with the help of the police and we have increased the level of security significantly.

“Our priority is to encourage as many people as possible to vote and to ensure that they can do so safely and as easily as possible.”

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