Conservative Party Candidate
Devon & Cornwall
Tony Hogg, your Conservative Candidate for Devon and Cornwall, answers your questions
Why do you think you are the right person for the job?
I believe that my career as a Royal Naval Officer and my more recent experience in the voluntary sector working with “hard-to-reach” young people is an ideal background to prepare me for the job of PCC. I have managed multi-million pound budgets and managed a work force of over 3,000 but I have the compassion to understand the needs of those less fortunate. I am not a career politician and I believe my approach to securing the best funding and finding the best solutions for Devon and Cornwall will yield better results than others.
Why are you standing as a Conservative?
I am a Conservative Party member; I vote Conservative and believe the Party most closely represent my views. I believe it is important that the electorate know that, but I am probably more independently minded than other candidates!
What is your view of the role?
Some criticise the role and express disappointment at losing the old Police Authorities constituted of appointed councillors, but very few residents knew who these people were. In future the public will have a say in local policing priorities and the commissioner will be directly accountable to them. I believe this makes sense.
What will be your priorities when you are elected?
- Clear leadership to lift police morale
- Tackling serious crime by having a police force, not a police service
- Visible policing with the public playing their part too
- Early intervention to turn around the lives of young people
Visit www.tonyhogg.com for more details.
Prepared by Richard Peek, Election Agent of Tony Hogg, both of Conservative Office, Victoria Commercial Centre, Victoria, Roche, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 8LG
Telephone: 01726 891541 or 01395 233503