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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.

Lester Geoffrey Taylor

My name is Lester Geoffrey Taylor.

A former serviceman, Dorset has been my home for over ten years and I was elected onto the Shaftesbury Town Council in 2015.

I served in the Royal Navy for 25 years, saw action in the Falklands conflict of 1982 on board HMS Sheffield and supported the United Nations peace-keeping efforts in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. My final posting was as the UK nuclear deterrent operational planning officer.

On leaving the RN I worked as a manager in the NHS before qualifying as a financial adviser.

The freedom to be independent

Unlike other parties UKIP does not insist that its politicians follow a party whip. That leaves me free to use my own initiative to act in the best interests of keeping the people of Dorset safe.

With the power of a political party

But I will have the strength of UKIP behind me to apply pressure when necessary to help me in my task. Such as arguing for increased government funding to finance more bobbies on the beat, the jewel in the Crown of British policing.

A completely fresh perspective

The job of Police and Crime Commissioner is to hold the Chief Constable to account, not to try and run the police. I am not a former police officer, so I have no pre-conceived notions about what can and cannot be changed. It is time to bring new thinking to the table.

I am a graduate of BRNC Dartmouth and the Open University, have a post-graduate diploma in management studies and am a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

“Bringing policing back to your community, serving your community and performing on behalf of your community.”


Prepared by John Baxter, Election Agent, Greenacres, Angel Lane, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9DZ.


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