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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UK Independence Party (UKIP)

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Bill Mountford

Election statement:


This is your opportunity to make a real difference by voting for a change to the way policing works in Suffolk. Cut backs to front-line policing are a false economy with large long term costs. I am a Suffolk County Councillor, but definitely not a professional politician. I have served my time in the real world, working for twenty years in the hydrographic survey industry, in the North Sea, and worldwide. For the last eight years I have run my own small business as a driving instructor.

In 2009 I was a political novice, new to local government. Like many people inSuffolk I was disillusioned with the three main political parties all of whom seem to promise everything but deliver nothing. Conservative controlled Suffolk County Council decided to abolish the “Lollipop” school crossing patrols. Working closely with the crossing patrol officers, I ensured that this service was saved across the whole of Suffolk.

The UK Independence Party is different from other parties in many ways but particularly in that it does not operate a whip system. This leaves me answerable only to the people of Suffolk. Our police service must never be politicised. Accountable yes. Political never. 

I believe in old fashioned high profile policing, with more bobbies on the beat. The people of Suffolk expect and deserve police support when they need it. I believe that the law applies to all, and everyone should be treated fairly and equally, without prejudice and without favour.

I want a Suffolk of safe streets where residents, especially the elderly feel safe in their homes. Through increased public involvement I will deliver an efficient and effective police service.


This form has been prepared by myself, William G Mountford of 32 The Parklands, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, NR33 8RN, acting as my own Election Agent.