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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Labour Party Candidate

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Ed Murphy

Election statement:

I have lived and worked here in Cambridgeshire most of my life, like you I use local services and I will represent residents’ interests.

 The Tory-led Government is cutting our local police, making it harder not easier to fight crime. Cuts and G4S privatisation plans go too far and put safety at risk.

 Sacking police officers and workers is not the answer.

  •  Victims of crime need to be at the heart of policing plans
  • Policing should be without fear or favour, by consent and not for profit
  • More crime prevention work is my priority
  • With growing populations we need fair funding to protect our local policing teams

 I will work with local residents, voluntary and community organisations to continue the crime reduction seen under Labour.

 A very experienced candidate

When I was a member of the Police Authority I served on the South-East Regional Crime Squad and helped instigate the formation the National Crime Squad, chaired the District/County Crime reduction panel and was Police Spokesperson with responsibilities for representing County forces nationally as well as setting budgets. I led the Police Authority appointing a Chief Constable and Deputy.  I understand the financial pressures the police face. As a Labour Parliamentary candidate in 2010, I bucked the electoral trend in Cambridgeshire by engaging with all residents, particularly the elderly and pensioner groups.  I have a successful track record having served as a Parish, County and City Councillor in Cambridgeshire and governor for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. I will work hard to ensure policing is linked into our other local public services like health, schools and councils as well as the private and community sectors.


This form has been prepared by my Election Agent Alex Mayer, Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD

 Contact details:

Website: www.edmurphy.org

Phone: 01733 315565 

Email: ed.murphy@talktalk.net               

Facebook: facebook/eddiemurphy4pcc 

Twitter: @eddiemurphy4pcc

Post: Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LD