It is a real honour to be the first black woman to be selected as a PCC candidate anywhere showing once again it is the Labour Party which is truly the party for all.
Here in Kent we have seen hundreds of officers cut from the front line whilst crime increases. This is before the additional pressures which Brexit will bring to our county again without the resources we need.
With the lack of consultation with both KCC and Medway Council on how the Kent Access Permit will impact on front line policing, I will work closely with councillors to be a voice for our communities.
I am also a proud Unison activist and workplace convener in my role for a housing association. I know from speaking to residents their concerns about crime have increased in recent years.
My key pledges are focused on tackling knife crime and county lines, improving resourcing levels for our force, working constructively but independently with the Chief Constable, making sure rural and coastal policing is given the tools required and truly making Kent Police a force all communities can have confidence in.
I will be the voice for the voiceless when it comes to the victims of crime.
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