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Labour Party Candidate/Ymgeisydd Plaid Lafur

Force area:
South Wales

Alun Edward Michael

Election statement:

Alun Michael promotes practical action that is “tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime”. He has worked consistently on policing and crime in South Wales for over 40 years, not just as an MP and Minister but “at the coalface” as a youth worker, magistrate, probation committee member, city councillor, and AM.

South Wales needs a Commissioner who is a strong, experienced, strategic thinker who can work with senior police officers to cut crime, while having the authority to hold them to account. Alun has those strengths.

He gets things done. As Police Minister he introduced the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act, described as the best piece of criminal justice legislation for a generation, establishing Crime & Disorder Partnerships, Youth Offending Teams and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders. He drove Labour’s successful initiative to halve the time taken to get young offenders into court. He’s one of the authors of the Justice Select Committee’s major report on “Justice Reinvestment”, making radical recommendations for reform of the criminal justice system.

Alun promotes innovation. He’s worked internationally on Internet issues and recently moderated a seminar on “the Rule of Law Online” in Geneva. He’s supported work to tackle online child abuse, becoming the Internet Watch Foundation’s first “Parliamentary Champion”.

If elected he will:

  • Work with police to reduce crime and cut re-offending.
  • Put needs of victims at the heart of the system
  • Ensure that the police are effective, efficient and accountable.
  • Make it easier for the public to communicate with the police
  • Work with local authorities, voluntary sector and other agencies to make communities safer.
  • Oppose Government cuts in police funding that already go too deep.

Prepared by Mike Payne (election agent) at Alexandra House, Swansea SA1 5ED

Contact Details:

  • Telephone: 077 8921 7990
  • Website: www.alunmichael.net
  • Twitter: @alunmichael
  • Post: c/o Mike Payne (election agent) at Alexandra House, Swansea SA1 5ED