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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.

Keith Graham Tordoff

I am a Yorkshireman who served as a police officer for twenty years.  Starting as a police constable I went on to serve in the CID, working on major investigations.  I was a firearms protection officer to government ministers, up to Prime Ministerial level.  I received commendations and retired from the service with an exemplary service record. I went on to work in the banking sector for ten years as a fraud investigator.

In recent years I have worked in my family business, the world famous Oldest Sweet Shop in Pateley Bridge. I have Chaired and served on the boards of a number of voluntary organisations for local communities. I am a patron of Dementia Forward, a registered charity in North Yorkshire. For services to businesses and the local community I was honoured to be awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in her birthday honours in 2018.

I am standing for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) of North Yorkshire, a role which should be independent of any political party. Party politics has no place in policing or the fire service. If you elect me, I will bring to the role an understanding not just of the police and the fire services but of business and community. I will work to support the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer to deliver outstanding services to everyone who lives, works or visits North Yorkshire.  I will donate 20% of my salary to local good causes.

My priorities:

– Preventing harassment, hate crime and all types of abuse.

– More police on patrol, making the streets safer.

– Tackling drugs, county lines, knife crime and anti-social behaviour – -Rural crime

– Preventing online fraud, bullying,

– Improving efficiency through best use of resources

– New green environmental initiatives, including electric cars.

Contact details

www.keithtordoffmbe.co.uk

Keith Tordoff, 6a High Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5AW

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