I have the experience and expertise to supervise the police in Merseyside as they cut crime, help victims and prevent reoffending.
I am standing as an Independent candidate because the Commissioner’s post should not be party political. I’ve spent 20 years working and campaigning on police matters. As a Law Lecturer at Liverpool University I have an international reputation in the field of policing. I know from serving on Merseyside Police Authority that the current system is insufficiently effective in holding the police to account. I will shake things up.
When I served on the Police Authority it provided a balanced range of views. But with just one person doing the job – it shouldn’t be a party figure. It should be the best candidate. As a Liverpool Councillor (Anfield 1998–2007), never tied to the party line, I helped restore the image of the whole Liverpool City Region. As Commissioner I will be working for local people, not party bosses in London.
I will work with local communities, using the best methods, to:
- cut crime, targeting violent and hate offences
- prevent crime
- prevent young people becoming offenders or victims
- prevent reoffending
- help victims.
I will not be sitting in committees, like the politicians, but out meeting people right across the Region. Merseysiders are famed for their independence – if you have an independent mind, vote Independent.
You can read more about my policies and experience on my website. As Commissioner I will be a critical friend of the police. I will stick up for all the people of Merseyside, helping the police show criminals there is nowhere to hide.
On Merseyside, let’s put People first, not Party.
Prepared by Kiron Reid of 48 Abbeygate Apartments, High Street, Liverpool L15 8HB.