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The people’s Commissioner.

For all of the people for all of the time

It was a real honour to be selected to represent Labour in the election for PCC.
Whilst clearly it is disappointing to come second, we came close enough to put the Tories on notice that they do not own Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
Our campaign, particularly the way we took to the streets to meet people and talk about our vision to bring the police closer to the people, gained votes – it also forced the other candidates to adopt out agenda.
We should now look to build on the links that we have made to learn from each other and build our party so that we can become a more effective force throughout the whole area.
Thank you to all the comrades who gave me their support.
Over and out

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I do hope that people will recognise the skills that I can bring to the role of PCC and vote for me

I have made a short video to help explain how PCC ballots are different

As a firefighter I learnt that everything is possible.
As an academic I learnt it’s better to knock on doors than kick them down.
As a Cambridge City Councillor I have learnt that winning elections is possible if you listen to what people want and they trust you to do your best to achieve it.

Police and Crime Commissioner are elected to set the police’s priorities and budget
I believe my experience, as a firefighter for over 30 years, then as an academic who wrote ARU’s Public Service Degree and lectured on Policing, and now a Cambridge City Councillor makes me ideally suited to be the people’s choice to become PCC. Continue reading