The Conservative Party Candidate
Electing a Police & Crime Commissioner will mean that, for the first time, you will be able to hold one person to account for the policing of Merseyside. This will bring about not only greater transparency to policing, but a means to challenge, as well as support the police, in their job – to cut crime and make Merseyside a safer place in which to live and work.
Among my priorities if I’m elected will be to:
- Adopt a zero tolerance approach towards drug and alcohol abuse.
- Support and enhance those voluntary and other organisations working with, and caring for, the victims of all crime.
- Further develop ways to reduce the number of offenders re-offending.
- Listen to and act on the views of young people in Merseyside on their expectations and perceptions of Merseyside Police.
- Support all agencies working with individuals, and families, whose need could, without assistance, result in intervention by the police.
The current economic climate will mean future budget constraints will be a challenge for Merseyside Police but I do believe public money should be spent wisely and effectively in the fight to continue to cut crime. The existing Merseyside Police Authority has succeeded in reducing costs without compromising the fight against crime. As your Police and Crime Commissioner I’d work hard to continue that success.
I’m Liverpool born and bred and live on the Wirral. I am proud of my roots and proud of what Merseyside is and stands for. Together we can make it even better and safer.
Tel: 07840 274788
Prepared by Simon Eardley on behalf of Geoff Gubb both of Wirral West Conservative Association, 24 Meols Drive, Wirral, CH47 4AN.