Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

David Martin Hancock

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioners is to be the public’s voice in holding our police service to account. I have a wealth of experience in representing my local community. I’m currently in my third time as a District Councillor at North East Derbyshire District Council and, on an even more local level, in my second term as a Parish Councillor for Wingerworth and my fourth as a Parish Councillor for Tupton; so I’m used to working with our police at a real grassroots level.

My home is the semi-rural village of Tupton, between Clay Cross and Chesterfield; and, over the years I have worked in Chesterfield, Clay Cross and Derby City; so have first-hand experience of the very different issues that affect people and communities across the very different areas around Derbyshire.

I’m Derbyshire born and bred. I grew up in a council house to working class parents. My late father was a bricklayer and mum a cleaner. I left school straight after my O-levels and I’ve worked ever since. It’s an upbringing I’m proud of. I grew up in a community that shaped me into the person I am – to respect everyone, no matter what their background, financial status or education.

Our communities are built on diversity, and that diversity is their strength. As Liberal Democrats we respect everyone; and it is our responsibility to stand up for all of you. A healthy society is built on justice for everyone, and I commit to ensuring that we have that in Derbyshire. 

Prepared by Stuart Bray, on behalf of David Hancock (Liberal Democrats), all at 172 Queen Victoria Road, New Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6DU.

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