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Tom Snowdon, Derbyshire PCC Election

April 30, 2016 12:59 PM

Tom SnowdonOn Thursday 5th May, you will be able to vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner in Derbyshire.

I'm standing as our Lib Dem candidate in Derbyshire.

My top priorities for this campaign are:

  • Campaign to abolish the Police and Crime Commissioners and return to an improved Police Authority.
  • Campaign to legalise and regulate the sale of cannabis.
  • Reduce costs to fund more community policing.
  • Hold regular public meetings around the county, so residents can voice their concerns.
  • Oppose any moves to privatise policing.

Visible policing is vital to reduce the fear of crime, which can impact as much as actual crime. We need to get more uniformed officers into the community and this means finding the funding for them. I will oppose all proposals to privatise the activities of our police. Secure communities should be our priority, not opportunities for private contractors to squeeze a profit from policing.

I don't agree with the need for Police Commissioners and will campaign for their abolition, together with a return to a Police Board made up of representatives from across the county.

The legal sale and use of cannabis would free up police time. Instead of criminalising users of cannabis, police will be able to target real criminals that put hard drugs on our streets. It would take money away from the drug gangs and regulate what people buy. Regulate its production, control its sale, and free up police time.

If you agree with these campaign aims then please like and share the Facebook page "Tom Snowdon for Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner"

If you would like to help in your area, please contact me at tom.snowdon@gmail.com

Best Wishes
Tom Snowdon