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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.

Chris Coleman

Local solicitor Chris Coleman has worked in the criminal justice system for over 15 years.

Chris spends a great deal of time working at local police stations as well as being an advocate in local courts. He has also been a local councillor for many years and has been involved in delivering significant projects for local people.

Chris said: “My record as a councillor shows I stand up for local people and get things done. My work in the justice system gives me real insight into the challenges faced by the police.

“Too often our justice system lets down victims of crime. Too often crimes go unsolved. Too often people feel unsafe in their homes and communities. I want to change that – that is why I am standing in this election.

“The primary role of the Police and Crime Commissioner should be to ensure that the public’s voice gets heard. I believe that I have the experience to do that. I will be genuinely independent of the police and work to get the best possible service for local people.”

Chris’ key priorities are:

  1. More local police

Local people say they don’t see enough police officers on our streets. Chris will put that right.

  1. Fix the 101 service

People have to wait too long before their 101 calls are answered. Chris will fix the long wait times and improve the service for local people.

  1. Mend our broken justice system

There are significant delays in crimes being dealt with – the impact on victims is unacceptable. Chris will work to cut the delays in justice being done. He will campaign for a new justice centre to replace our crumbling courts.

Prepared by Andrew McKinlay on behalf of Christopher Coleman (Liberal Democrat) all at 40 Lichfield Drive, Cheltenham GL51 3DH.

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