Labour Party Candidate
As Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner I’ll be a strong independent voice for local people; opposing these savage Coalition cuts and privatisation plans, – plans which even the police say will irreparably damage the service. For too long Surrey has had fewer police than counties of comparable size.
Keeping Surrey safe and secure will be my top priority, not ideologically-driven political experiments – “outsourcing” or repeating the G4S Olympics fiasco – as this Government proposes.
I am the only candidate who opposes privatising Surrey police and it was due to my public opposition and campaign that the original privatisation plans were postponed. But be under no illusions – if any candidate other than me is elected in Surrey, the Government will put privatisation back on the agenda.
My history as a Member of the European Parliament and before as a Surrey teacher and headteacher, both shows I can handle this responsibility and represent a huge area effectively.
I’ll prioritise local people’s views and make sure criminals are dealt with properly. A supporter of Restorative Justice, I’ll take no risks with public safety, reverse the cuts in vital domestic abuse support and ensure that all victims, rich and poor, get the support they deserve.
I want a moratorium on police station closures and then I plan to use empty town centre shops as public, visible bases for our hard-working police officers.
There’ll be no soft touch policing on my watch, just a safe, experienced pair of hands, with a fair, independent-minded approach to the real needs of Surrey.
Prepared by Vince Romagnuolo, Election Agent, 36 Guildford Street, Chertsey, Surrey. KT16 9BE
Phone: 01932 231471