Statement prepared by Chris Adams, agent for Barry Cooper, UKIP candidate for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner in the Thames Valley.
Barry’s aim in the Thames Valley is to provide a democratic voice for the law-abiding majority, giving them a say in how they are policed and what priorities the force adopts in pursuit of the goal of cutting crime and increasing the safety of our communities.
After thirteen years of Labour mismanagement, we are faced with the reality of public service cuts. The Liberal Democrat/Conservative government has decided that it should cut funding for the police while raising the foreign aid budget and squandering billions on vanity projects like HS2. It is essential that a PCC be put into office who will not only battle against further cuts, but will apply existing cuts in the most sensible and rational way.
Barry recognises that the police themselves are a core part of the PCC’s constituency and will constantly strive to give the police the resources and confidence to do their job with a minimum of bureaucracy, paperwork and interference; acting as a “firebreak” between the dedicated officer at the front line and an indifferent central government.
UKIP is a democratic party which (uniquely it seems) believes that elected officials should listen to and represent their constituents in an impartial way. Unlike the three old parties, UKIP does not have an overbearing central body of ideology built up over decades. Barry is ready and able to work for the best interests of the all-too-often silent, law-abiding majority, bringing common-sense, fresh ideas, accountability and accessibility to the role. The only viable option for a truly independent PCC in the Thames Valley is the UKIP option.
Chris Adams, 29 Whitehead Way, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8LR, 07986543211, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tel 07714 760331