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Public have chance to grill Leicestershire police commissioner candidates

  • Thursday 25th October 2012 | 
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  • THE PUBLIC will have the chance to put their questions to where another kind of pill that may change the number of monthly periods is the low-dose buy nolvadex online uk , order e-mail  all three candidates bidding to take control of Leicestershire Police at two special debates.

    The first hustings event takes place on Monday at Voluntary Action Leicestershire on Newarke Street, order Leicester, from 10am to noon where candidates for the police and crime commissioner (PCC) role Sir Clive Loader (Conservative), Sarah Russell (Labour) and Suleman Nagdi (Independent) will share their ideas of how crime should be tackled in the county.

    Voting for the new post, which will replace Leicestershire Police Authority, will take place on November 15.

    The PCC will have the power to hire and fire the Chief Constable, set the budget for the force and produce a five-year police and crime plan to cut crime.

    A large turnout is expected at the second debate at William Bradford Community College on Tuesday from 6.30pm.

    Sixth form students at the Earl Shilton college are going to select a number of relevant questions submitted by people from the area to be put to all three candidates.

    The trio will also take some questions from the audience on the night, which will be selected from those put on forms handed out to the audience at the beginning of the event.

    Advance questions can be submitted to staffcbi@williambradford.leics.sch.uk

    Bosworth’s MP David Treddinnick will be at the event, which will be hosted by Dr Toni Weller, a senior lecturer in history and visiting research fellow at De Montfort University.

    The Leicester hustings event has been organised by Victim Support and will particularly look at the duty of the PCC towards victims and witnesses of crime.

    Organiser of the event Mick Studley, divisional manager of Victim Support, will be chairing the debate. He said: “All three candidates have agreed to attend so it is an ideal opportunity to find out their commitment to victims and witnesses.”

    The idea behind the creation of the PCC role is to provide more transparent accountability of the police.

    For more information about the event in Leicester email mick.studley@victimsupport.org.uk

    In last week’s Times Sir Clive put forward his ideas of how to cut crime in the borough, by looking at the issue of re-offending and making sure police officers are out on the street rather than filling out paperwork in offices.

    Now independent candidate Suleman Nagdi has set out his vision for a progressive police force that is “agile, committed and effective in delivering policing for those most in need”.

    He has pledged to cut crime year on year, fight anti-social behaviour by introducing a positive arrest policy and review the closure of so many police stations.

    Also among his plans if he is elected is to require the Chief Constable to meet challenging performance targets and radically review all police expenditure to achieve value for money.

    Mr Nagdi, who has lived in Leicestershire for 36 years, said: “All my life experience has prepared me for this role. I have owned and managed my own successful business, I have served locally as a magistrate, and most important of all, for the past 25 years I have been a committed champion of local people as a community advocate for various voluntary and community organisations.

    “In various capacities I have also critiqued the work of the police for over 15 years.

    “The PCC will be required to manage the budget across all areas of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which includes Hinckley. Simply focusing the budget on Leicester City will not be acceptable.

    “Our judiciary and the police have always remained independent and must continue to do so.

    “We must not allow party political candidates to succeed and compromise our independent police with their party political agendas; this is why I am standing as an independent.”

     

    Article published in The Hinckley Times
    ‘Public have chance to grill Leicestershire police commissioner candidates’
    Thursday 25th October 2012

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