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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Piers Wauchope

Election statement:

Piers Wauchope is Kent born and bred. He has 27 years experience as a criminal barrister in which he has worked in fighting crime with police officers from over twelve different forces. He has seen police practices across the country and is determined that Kent should get the best. He has also served for eight years as a London Borough councillor, and is now a UKIP councillor in Tunbridge Wells.

He says; “I am determined to restore real policing values by re- establishing the police in the community and working to ensure there are more police on the beat. Police priorities should be preventing and investigating real crimes. There should be no tolerance of drug related crime or anti social behaviour and, importantly, there should for the first time be an effective crime plan to stop reoffending both for youths and young adults.”

Why vote UKIP? This is your chance to elect the best qualified candidate for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner with:

  • A clear commitment to prioritise drug related crimes and anti-social behaviour
  • A clear plan on crime reduction
  • A clear defence of front line policing
  • A clear commitment to transparency

And it is a chance to send a message to David Cameron’s Conservatives: we do not want to reward a party that has cut police staff in Kent by 1500 and created only one new post –that of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The national police budget has been cut by £2.4bn, while the country’s annual overseas aid budget has been increased by £3.7bn (to £11.5bn), at a time when membership of the EU costs us over £19bn a year.

Prepared by Mo Elenor, 30 Ramsgate Road, Margate, Kent CT9 5RU