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Conservatives start to line up to criticise idea of politicians as Police Commissioners…..

It is clear that many politicians, from all parties, do not like the idea of Police Commissioners being drawn from their own ranks.  They believe it is essential that that such posts should not become ‘politicised’; however it is equally … Continue reading

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PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION – FAIR FUNDING FOR LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE

It is not a myth that the funding of  Lincolnshire’s police force is the lowest in the country – it is. But contrary to myth this is not because crime rates are low – they are not. It is the … Continue reading

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Campaign for better funding starts at No.10

I have made it clear that Lincolnshire’s police are grossly underfunded so I have started to do something about it. With the support of broadcaster and former Independent MP, Martin Bell I have brought together other Independent candidates from rural … Continue reading

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Asleep on the watch – mugged to the tune of £1.8m

It is well known that Lincolnshire police are appallingly funded. In fact the worst funded in the country. It’s a myth this is due to low crime rates; we have average crime rates for a shire county and for some … Continue reading

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The myth of low crime in Lincolnshire

I have said I will focus on two issues, being tougher on crime and sorting out the forces finances.  As I have looked at finance I have been absolutely staggered at how badly our force is funded.  Words like daylight … Continue reading

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Visible policing against a background of cuts……

On 4th September I launched my campaign with a proposal for a new type of Special Constable, a Community Special Constable, seeking a 3 fold increase in the number of specials.  I asked for feedback and comments on this idea … Continue reading

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Outraged by this – you should be

The police elections became mired in further controversy earlier this week, after the release of an Electoral Commission briefing. It became clear just how the government has been ignoring their independent advice and steamrollering the Commission on the arrangements for … Continue reading

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Who’s in touch with public opinion – even Sir Paul Stephenson agrees with me……….

We ARE soft on burglary In recent days we have experienced two very different views of crime and criminals.  First we had a judge calling a burglar courageous, for which he was roundly condemned. On Sunday we had Sir Paul … Continue reading

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Special Constables – perhaps not the solution but part of the answer?

At my launch in Louth yesterdayI homed in on the issue of special constables. We all know the economic outlook is gloomy and Lincolnshire police remain one of the worst funded in England and Wales.  I’ll fight for a better … Continue reading

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Conservative candidate forced out for refusing to join party

With great disappointment John Pye, who was to be the Conservative Police Commissioner candidate in Cambridgeshire has stood down.  This time nothing at all to do with minor criminal convictions 40 years ago. This is all to do with the … Continue reading

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