Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.


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Liberal Democrat

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Ainsley Arnold

Election statement:

Ainsley Arnold was first elected in 1996 and served for 15 years as a councillor on both Macclesfield Borough Council and Cheshire East Council. He joined Cheshire Police Authority in 2009 and was elected vice chairman in 2010.  He has served as a non executive director on a number of organisations. Ainsley was made an Honorary Alderman of Cheshire East in 2011 for his services to the community.

Ainsley has also served as executive member of Cheshire East’s Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership and as a board member of the Children’s And Young Persons Trust Board. He was lead police authority member for partnerships in Cheshire East.


  • Cut bureaucracy to ensure maximum resources go to frontline policing
    To enable officers to spend more time patrolling our neighbourhoods
  • Make sure our communities have a direct say over how petty offenders are punished
    Using ‘Restorative Justice’ & Community Justice Panels’
  • Work towards stamping out Anti-Social Behaviour by ensuring effective working with all agencies, partners and neighbourhoods
    Councils, Housing Associations, Schools and other agencies working with the police and neighbourhoods to stamp out this persistent problem.
  • Hold surgeries for residents across all areas of Cheshire to enable residents to meet with him face to face and discuss their policing issues
    Ainsley has a proud record of public service and he will ensure that all residents are listened to especially our most vulverable
  • Ensure that Cheshire Police continue to reduce not only crime statistics but also the fear of crime
    Visible policing is not only a deterrent to criminality but also reduces residents’ fear of crime.

Contact details: 

E-mail:  Ainsley.Arnold@googlemail.com

Website:  ainsley-arnold-for-cheshire-pcc.com

Prepared by Barry Furr, 52 Fence Avenue, Macclesfield, SW10 1LT