South Yorkshire by-election

A by-election for the police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire will take place on October 30. Information about who is standing for election in will be available on this site from 8 October.


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English Democrats - "More Police - Catching Criminals!"

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David Stewart Allen

Election statement:

English Democrats – “More Police – Catching Criminals!”

David Allen joined the English Democrats after helping to support them in the general election of 2010. David was born in Doncaster and has lived there all his life. He is forty eight years old and married with two teenage children. Apprenticed to a Doncaster agricultural manufacturer he trained as a foundry engineer. Subsequently he was a sales engineer and then sales manager for a large industrial minerals company.

David believes that:  The policing budget should not be cut and that the resources available should be spent on crime prevention rather than costly and difficult solution; that the public would prefer the traditional presence of warranted officers patrolling beats, rather than them being removed entirely.

David believes that the role of constable should be cherished not diluted. The office of constable is the cornerstone of British justice, its duty is to help the public to uphold and enforce the common law of England and allow discretion in its execution. 

It is important to remember that this office exempts the constable from political interference in the execution of this duty and demands that the law be applied without fear or favour in any community, thus helping to restore the respect and trust they require and deserve in the execution of a difficult and dangerous duty.

David considers that the privatisation by stealth of English justice in general and police forces in particular is a sinister and unwanted dereliction and damages the impartiality of the police; threatening their integrity and livelihoods, stripping revenue  from policing and turning it into corporate profit.

On the 15th November, Vote David Allen! Vote English Democrats – “More Police – Catching Criminals!”


Prepared by election agent Ian Sutton. English Democrats. 28 Midhurst Grove, Barugh Green, Barnsley. S75 1ND.