We have a growing reputation for doing the boring stuff well, such as emptying bins, filling potholes, grass cutting, and street lighting. This is coupled with a strong focus on sound financial management supported by good governance oversight.
We are identifying organised crime groups and disrupting and arresting them. The team have helped return over £1 million worth of stolen machinery to victims of crime over the last year.
The PCCs for Suffolk, Dorset, Avon and Somerset, Hertfordshire and Wiltshire strongly back the stance taken by their colleague in Surrey. Other were less emphatic.
Free laptops for EU conferences. Town Hall Pravdas. Plus a “Brewery and Visitor Centre” on the Isle of Wight.
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire have cut off funding. Some Labour councils have also pulled out.
There are very, very few shows where you can see life here on your screens, or hear our accents.
Operational independence is nothing to do with electing an independent candidate as a PCC.
A single unitary model has worked well in those areas that have adopted it in recent years, including Dorset, Wiltshire, and Buckinghamshire.
More investment in rural transport and digital infrastructure and a voice for our fisherman would make a big difference to local campaigns.
Comparing the data of the best and worst performing forces, we can see the difference made by applying Peelian principles.
The long-awaited Liberal Democrat revival in their traditional strongholds finally transpired. But the independents also made big gains.
York, Derby High Peak, Gravesham, Amber Valley, and Basildon are among the councils where the Tories face losing power.
This would both save money and provide a better focus on local communities.