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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The Conservative Party Candidate

Force area:

Phil Butler

Election statement:

I come from a hard working family from the West End of Newcastle and have lived and worked in the region for 52 years.  I’m honoured and privileged to be selected as the Conservative candidate to represent the views and concerns of the people of Northumbria and cut crime in our communities.

I was a police officer for 30 years and head of Economic Crime for Northumbria Police.  My job was to hit criminals where it hurt them hardest, in their pockets.  We went from confiscating £100,000 to £3.5 million in a few short years and convicted, disrupted and dismantled some of the most serious and organised crime groups in the North East of England.

If elected I will ensure that the police reduce crime further and stamp out all forms of anti social behaviour blighting our towns and villages.

This is an election with a difference. It is focused on policing and community safety, areas I know a great deal about.  I believe people would rather choose an expert in crime and policing for their Commissioner rather than a career politician.

We are fortunate that we have one of the best police forces in the country and that’s down to the hard work of every officer and member of staff who often put their lives at risk. I will challenge when necessary but also support those on the front line whilst looking at new and innovative ways to protect and recruit more resources. I want to slash bureaucracy and ensure that every pound is well spent.

I want to ensure that Northumbria where I have lived all my life is the safest region in the country for us all.

Prepared by Jasbir Singh, Election Agent, Conservative Office, Aston House, Redburn Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE5 1NB

Contact Details

Tel: 01665 602106

E-mail: phil@philbutler.org.uk

Website: www.philbutler.org.uk

Address: c/o Conservative Office, Aston House, Redburn Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE5 1NB