Election of Police and Crime Commissioner Thursday 5th May

POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER ELECTION

 THURSDAY 5 MAY 2016

 

On Thursday 5 May 2016 an election will be held to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) who will be accountable for how crime is tackled across the Kent Police Force area.

What is a Police and Crime Commissioner? The job of the Police and Crime Commissioner is to ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police and building confidence in the policing system. This is an important role. The role of the Commissioner includes:

  • setting the strategic direction and aims for Kent Police through the Police and Crime Plan;

  • ensuring that priorities are suitably funded by setting a budget and the local precept;

  • providing the local link between the police and communities, working to turn the desires and ambitions of the public, in terms of policing and crime reduction, into action;

  • holding to account the Chief Constable for the delivery and performance of the force.

Further details on the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the elections can be found at https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/about-pccs/, http://www.kentparo.org.uk/ https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/police-and-crime-commissioners-the-choice-is-yours

PCC Candidates in Kent: There are 6 candidates in Kent for the Police & Crime Commissioner elections. The table below lists all the candidates. More details on each of the candidates are available from the weblinks provided below.

 

Name

Description

Further information

BOLTON

Henry

UK Independence Party (UKIP)

https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/candidates/kent/henry-bolton/

NAGHI

David Sandru

Liberal Democrat

https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/candidates/kent/david-sandru-naghi/

OSBORNE

Tristan John

Labour Party

https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/candidates/kent/tristan-john-osborne/

SANDHER

Gurvinder Singh

Independent

https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/candidates/kent/gurvinder-singh-sander/

SCOTT

Matthew Richard

The Conservative Party Candidate

https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/candidates/kent/matthew-richard-scott/

UNCLES

Steve

English Democrats – “More Police – catching criminals!”

https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/candidates/kent/steve-uncles/

 

A booklet has been produced by the The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on behalf of the Cabinet Office, which provides statements from each of the candidates for the Kent Police area. This can be downloaded here.

 

The Statement of Persons Nominated can be viewed here.