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Liberal Democrats

Force area:
Humberside

Simone Butterworth

Election statement:

Dear resident,

Vote for me – and my first act will be to cut my own salary.

Too many politicians are out of touch with people like you and me. They just don’t understand the problems we face on a daily basis.

The idea that Humberside’s new elected “Police Commissioner” should be paid £75,000 a year is outrageous – especially when there’s so little money to go round at the moment.

That’s why my first act as your new Police Commissioner will be to cut that salary – and use the money that’s saved to support charities that help victims of crime instead.

The winner of this election will have huge power over local policing – so your vote really matters.

I’m determined to run a positive campaign. I want to make sure local people’s views are listened to. I will push for more crime prevention and more support for victims of crime.

Fifteen years as a local councillor has taught me how to get things done. My extensive network of contacts will enable me to really hit the ground running.

At a time when there’s precious little money to go round, I will make sure the Police’s resources are focused on visible, front-line policing and supporting victims of crime.

Our local Police should be accountable and independent – with no political interference in day-to-day policing. The wrong person getting the Commissioner job could be a disaster.

I won’t make this job about party-political point scoring. Local policing is too important for that.

Above all, I want local Policing to be accountable to you – listening, responding to local problems, and keeping local communities safe.

With best wishes,
Simone Butterworth

This statement was prepared by my Election Agent C.E. Randall, 40 Desmond Avenue, Hull, HU6 7JX.

Candidate’s Contact Details

Simone Butterworth, 24 Richmond Street, Kingston upon Hull HU5 3JZ; Telephone: 01482 343975; Email: simone4pcc@gmail.com; Website: www.simone4pcc.org.uk.