Labour Party Candidate
Dr Simon Murphy
If elected I will keep politics out of the police by appointing an independent Deputy Commissioner. Private companies will not be allowed to patrol our streets or carry out core policing duties. I will put victims and witnesses at the heart of all I do. I will take swift and strong action to tackle anti-social behaviour. Domestic violence, sexual violence and hate crime will receive the attention they deserve. Communities will be given a direct say in how they are policed. My top priority will be to keep Police visible and out on our streets.
I will defend local policing in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire. I will stand up for our excellent Police Officers who are being attacked by their own Government. David Cameron’s 20% funding cuts have already cost the jobs of 200 local police officers since 2010. According to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary a minimum of 820 police jobs will be lost from our Force by 2015. This will hit our local streets and communities. You don’t cut crime by cutting the police. The threat of privatisation hangs over core policing duties. At the same time a Government Minister abuses police officers simply for doing their jobs.
I grew up in Droitwich and now live in Worcester with my wife and two children. I am a company Chairman, and have worked as a University Tutor, Member of the European Parliament, Project Director and Chief Executive. In my spare time I coach youth rugby.
Prepared by Agent Douglas Bridger on behalf of Simon Murphy both at 115 Lansdowne Road Worcester