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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UK Independence Party (UKIP)

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Godfrey Bloom

Election statement:

The Police and Crime Commissioner post is new, so there is much learning to be done.  It requires a proven understanding of, and ability to run significant budgets.  Humberside is £180 million.  There is a requirement to manage and lead at a very senior level.  It is essential to prioritise with rising crime and reducing resources.  This is no easy task. 

Every candidate must be examined in detail before the electorate vote. The wrong choice could be disastrous.  I offer 35 years in the private sector managing people and budgets at very senior level.  Experience of being part of a uniformed team of men and women, 30 years in the Territorial Army with experience of logistics at Armoured Divisional level.  I am also a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies and therefore trained in strategic analysis.  I have political experience of 8 years, though proud to say I am not a professional politician of whom there are far too many already! 

I will use the role as a platform for lobbying government for a realistic sentencing policy as well as reducing speed cameras as a source of revenue.  I also have plans to put rural and property crime higher up the list of priorities than it appears to be at the moment.  I do not accept some academics’ view that burglary is ‘low harm’.

My running mate, Mike Speakman was a very senior policeman for 30 years including a period as Deputy Chief Constable in Humberside.  In short we have the most experienced management team for this office in the country. 

I am old fashioned, victim orientated and anti political correctness. If you are a villain, I’m not your man!

This statement has been prepared by my Election Agent Michael Kendall of Wallingfen Lodge, Newport, Brough, HU15 2RH.

Candidate’s Contact Details

Godfrey Bloom, Telephone: 01757 630778; Email: gbloom@ukip.org; Website: www.godfreybloommep.co.uk.