It is an honour and privilege to be selected as the Labour and Co-operative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon.
I have lived in Wiltshire all my life, I have my family and business in Wiltshire, I know Wiltshire very well. I have been a Swindon borough councillor for 12 years, I was the former Mayor of Swindon (2018-19), I was the Deputy leader of the Labour group and have held various senior (shadow) cabinet positions. I have been a Parliamentary and European Parliamentary candidate.
I have served on the Police Authority and have been serving for the past 3 years as the vice-chair of Police and Crime Panel of Wiltshire and Swindon. I have played a part in working with local communities in developing social harmony in troubling times. I have experience in dealing with senior police officers and attending silver and gold meetings. Wiltshire has been one of the safest counties to live in England and will make sure it remains that way.
I will work at all levels. I will work with public, local communities and Local Authorities. I will ensure there is a robust structure, where police officers and council officers meet daily to address the issues of crime and disorder. I will call on councils to have a system in place, so there are locality meetings where crime and disorder issues could be raised, and local communities would determine their priorities.
Labour and Co-operative Party’s values of equality, fairness and justice is at the heart of everything that I do. We live in a troubled world, there has never been a time as important as now to bridging communities together in social harmony. I will work to protect the most vulnerable in society and putting victims and witnesses at the heart of everything I do. I will work to bring confidence in the police, promoting community safety, reducing crime and antisocial behaviour, engage with the public and local communities and work to protect neighbourhood policing.
The Commissioner’s job is to represent your priorities, not to be an alternative Chief Constable. I am the candidate that will stand up for you.
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