GLA member Keith Prince is "not convinced" the police force is being scrutinised following a violent crime summit at City Hall.

On Tuesday, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan met politicians from all parties including the home secretary Amber Rudd as well as Metropolitan police commissioner Cressida Dick at City Hall for a summit which looked at how to tackle a surge in serious crime in London.

He told attendees at the privately held summit that while there were differences over police funding he wanted to concentrate on issues that they could all address.

Now Keith Prince, who represents Havering and Redbridge, said previous Mayor Boris Johnson and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh had more police targets and knew about what was happening in the boroughs every week.

He said: “I don’t see that happening now, there are no targets or key performance indicators.

“What was significant about the summit yesterday was that they Mayor didn’t tell us what he is doing at present to tackle violent crime.”

“The incremental increase in crime during Sadiq Khan’s time in office is because he doesn’t believe in targets.”

Before the summit yesterday Mr Prince tweeted saying that if Sadiq Khan was interested in genuine cross-party working and learning from him predecessor’s success then Mr Greenhalgh would have been invited.

Mr Prince criticised the Mayors staffing appointment saying that most of them were partisan.

He added: “If I was Sadiq Khan I would sack Sophie Linden and put Stephen Greenhalgh in the job.

“I’m very happy to work with Sophie Linden and the Mayor to fight knife crime but the best solution would be to put people in who can do their job.”

The London Assembly police and crime committee also requested a meeting with Sadiq Khan on April 11 to look at the drastic increase in violent crimes in London.

Mr Prince added that he felt the summit at City Hall had only been called by the Mayor in response to the meeting on April 11 by the police and crime committee.

In response to Mr Prince’s comments a London Labour spokesperson said:

“Sadiq has promised a relentless focus on preventing violent crime from happening in the first place – and he is already delivering on it.

“It is the Tories who are failing to step up and who are cutting our police and youth services to the bone. It is clear that this Government does not value young Londoners, but Sadiq is determined to invest in them and get to grips with the root causes of crime.”