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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.

James Barker

I will endeavour to support all the emergency services and charities that my role has budget responsibility for.

The Party is unique in that it’s candidates are not whipped by central office. This gives the candidates who have intrinsic knowledge of their areas the ability to serve their community best. Not only will I sustain the great work of the emergency services, I will enhance the role and I believe improve it.

There needs to be far more proactive initiatives to tackle youth crime at source. Reduce the incentive to use drugs and subsequent criminal activities. Rather than be reactive, I want to interject in our poorest and deprived areas by engaging on their own doorsteps with a joint venture between PCC and private enterprise.

In terms of the women’s, disabled, and children’s support groups I would be responsible for, I would engage on a monthly meeting for input on how we can do things better. Money helps but active listening and engagement avoids issues that have arisen in recent years. My connections within the private sector in Lancashire will enable me to bring on board business that wants to get involved in helping our most challenged and neglected groups in society at the same time as increasing public awareness. It is also my intention to give 30% of my expenses to the most deserving Boys and Girls clubs for sporting excellence in the toughest areas in the County.

I won’t be engaging in Party Political squabbles during this campaign – Reform is about exactly that, reform. Our whole purpose is to breathe new life into the role and use its extremely powerful influence on what’s best for the people in the County.

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