As a local resident who has lived in both County Durham and Darlington, I understand the issues facing every part of our police area.
The crime community group that I started has given local people a voice to highlight their concerns about crime, policing and community safety. Therefore, I know the priorities of the different neighbourhoods across County Durham and Darlington.
I am standing in this election to cut crime by:
Actions speak louder than words
When our country faced new challenges because of the Coronavirus pandemic, I set up a local charity to bring our community together. I managed dozens of teams and united Councillors from across the political divide to work with each other to support vulnerable residents. Due to its success, our charity won national recognition by Healthwatch England.
Business and technical skills
After graduating from university with degrees in engineering, law and finance, I worked in the financial industry. I then founded a small business to help governments and public-sector organisations with their investments. As a result of this project, I was named as one of the 40-under-40 rising stars in my profession in the UK.
Whether it is the business I founded, the Coronavirus charity I set up or the community group I started, running such projects requires the same unique abilities that are necessary for an effective and credible Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner who is capable of holding the police to account and managing a multi-million-pound police budget.
Prepared by Neville Lishman, Election Agent, 30B Larchfield Street, Darlington, Durham DL3 7TE.
Home address: 30 Derwent Terrace, Spennymoor, Durham DL16 6DZ
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