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

Force area:
Devon & Cornwall

Robert Lee Smith

Election statement:


The Police and Crime Commissioner post is a new one so there is a lot of listening and learning to be done before action is taken. This I intend to do.

The post requires an ability to prioritise objectives and the ability to manage a significant budget. There is a need to manage and lead at a senior level. Each and every candidate needs to be aware that choices need to be made and a wrong choice could have significant consequences.

I have wide experience in working in the private and public sector. Over the last 20 years I have worked as a psychologist in private practice advising the courts on aspects of child protection in family law.

Devon and Cornwall is a large area mixing cities with rural communities.  As your Commissioner I would expect to fully engage with all the variety of people in the area.

I will use the role not only to make links between the police and the community but also to lobby government for realistic sentences and a reconsideration of speed cameras so they become less a source of income and more a way of reducing accidents and saving lives.

It is my intention to hold a series of meetings around the two counties. I will travel to towns and cities within the area and meet with representatives in order to fulfil my role as Police and Crime Commissioner.

As a representative of a national party devoted to maintaining powers within our own Parliament voters can be assured that their views will be heard at the highest level.

This form has been prepared by my Election Agent Stuart Guppy of 25 Steeple View Court, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2TN

The Stables, Carnaquidden,Newmill, Penzance TR20 8XA 079 225 73333 rsmith@ukip.org