I am a barrister specialising in family work and child protection. Up until the year 2000, I worked as a solicitor.
I have always been passionate about justice. Having worked with the police for 30 years, I have great respect for them, especially when so often they put other’s safety above their own.
I am also deeply concerned about the need to treat all our citizens utterly equally and fairly, whatever their ethnic origin, disabilities and sexual orientation.
I am a Liberal Democrat candidate, but I am clear that this election should be about who is the best candidate and not about party politics. If elected, I will prioritise the needs of all Cumbrians above everything else.
Cumbria is one of the safest places in the country, but we cannot be complacent. We have our own difficult issues. Rural crime mustn’t be overlooked.
I aim to ensure that the police become a more visible presence to local residents, preventing crime and bringing criminals to justice. I promise to ensure value for money for taxpayers in Cumbria and I will endeavour to keep the police’s council tax low.
I pledge to work with and support the voluntary sector in the delivery of crime prevention and developing restorative justice. Drug and alcohol abuse, domestic and sexual offences and anti-social behaviour all need to be tackled head on.
I believe that I have the skills, energy and dedication required to do this extremely challenging job. I am ready and willing to rise to that challenge in the service of every person in Cumbria.
(This statement has been prepared by P Trollope (election agent) on behalf of P Jupe (Liberal Democrats) both at Acland House, Yard 2, Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4ND).
Contact details: www.prujupe.org.uk