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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.

Junab Ali

I am standing as the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate for Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner.  I run an electrical contracting business and grew up in Wootton Bassett, moving to Swindon in 1997.  I have been a Swindon Borough Councillor for 13 years and was Mayor of Swindon from 2018-19.  I have also been a previous Parliamentary & European Parliamentary candidate in Wiltshire.  Most importantly, I have served on the Police and Crime panel for Wiltshire and Swindon since 2012 and was voted as Vice-Chair 4 years ago and this year was voted as Chair by Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Independent and Labour members of the panel – despite being one of only two Labour members on the panel.  As Chair and Vice-chair, I have built a strong understanding of our Police force in Wiltshire.

As a priority I shall press for a fairer funding for the Wiltshire and Swindon Police area as this drives the ability of the police force to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.  Despite every MP for our PCC area being Conservative, a Conservative PCC being in place for 2 terms, both councils for Wiltshire and Swindon being Conservative controlled and Conservative controlled governments for over 10 years, no progress has been achieved on this and I will seek to remedy this.

We need better funding to strengthen our police force.

My key pledges are:

  • Build a more visible policing presence through a stronger focus on community policing
  • Task a senior staff lead to support victims
  • Build more resources to tackle cybercrime
  • Protect children and the vulnerable
  • Better protection for women and girls
  • Create a greener police service at no additional cost

This statement has been prepared by Neil Hopkins, Election Agent, 1b Marlborough Lane, Swindon SN3 1RA.

Contact details

Phone: 07985 195893
Twitter: @junabali
Facebook: @Junab4WiltshireandSwindonPCC

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