London mayor Sadiq Khan forced to launch inquiry to stop City Hall leaks

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched an inquiry to prevent officials leaking City Hall plans, City A.M. understands.

The move comes after his plan to close half of London's police station front counters was revealed to the press in June.

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And today, the mayor is facing fresh controversy after more documents were released, this time setting out a timetable for closures.

Officials have passed on details of how Khan intends to close the stations in November after a 12-week consultation period. Thirty-seven stations have been identified for closure, and the documents also detail how the mayor's team discussed how to sell the cuts to the public.

Discontent has been bubbling in City Hall after Khan failed to turn up to meetings. Last month, London Assembly members voted in support of a motion compelling him to show up to scrutiny meetings after he skipped a key transport plenary.

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