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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.

Nick Goulding

My commitment to you: As Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire  I will:

  • with integrity and honesty, hold the Chief Constable to account;
  • ensure all complaints are taken seriously and handled with due diligence;
  • champion local delivery of policing led by local priorities;
  • promote co-operation with neighbouring forces to remove inefficiencies in preventing and deterring cross-county organised crime.

    A fundamental principle of policing in the UK is that authority derives from the consent of the people.  I believe maintaining public approval of actions taken by police secures co-operation and respect from the public, leading to voluntary observance of the law within our communities.

    Public confidence in police training, recruitment and methods can only be achieved by demonstrating absolute impartiality, upholding the law whilst honouring the oath of office in full.

    It is my opinion that we need to get back to common-sense policing.  For some time now the police have been under pressure to enforce a particular political perspective.  This has led to a crisis in confidence from the people.  The police have been used to suppress free speech, recording “non crime incidents” and restricting freedom for some to protest while “taking a knee” with others.

    Similarly, protests outside schools have been tolerated, while others including a church service have been forcibly broken up.  This two-tier policing must end, and the political class responsible held to account.  The Labour and Conservative parties have got us in this mess, I will fight to get us out of it.

    This statement has been prepared by J Balfe and is approved by the Reform UK Party.

    J Balfe 1 St Paul’s Place,  NORTHWICH CW9 5DZ Election Agent  for Nicholas Goulding, of the Reform UK Party.


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