Did you know that every single one of Warwickshire’s Domestic Abuse Risk Officers was laid off this year? That’s over 70 years’ policing experience lost.
Even after over 1,000 local people voiced their opposition, our calls to protect victims and support our key workers were ignored.
Many new police officers promised by the Government are now stuck behind desks to cover for cuts to dozens of staff. With council tax up for the fourth year in a row, you are paying more and getting less.
I’m Ben Twomey and I’m standing as your Labour and Co-operative Party candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner. I live in the county and grew up here, so I understand the issues we face locally.
In every year since the last election, crime has risen while victims have reported feeling less satisfied. Local people deserve better.
I have a plan to make us safer by putting police officers back on the beat, placing victims at the heart of my work, and creating new youth and community groups. I will appoint Warwickshire’s first ever Victims’ Commissioner to give victims of crime a voice, and share the powers of the Police Commissioner with local people.
I am not running in this election to speak for you, but to stand with you.
I stand with residents who are calling for a proper review of street lighting in the county.
I stand with the local teachers trying to save the Marle Hall Centre for Outdoor Learning.
I stand with bereaved parents fighting for justice after their children were killed on our roads.
And if I’m elected on 6th May, I’ll stand with you too.
Statement prepared by the Election Agent Benjamin Wesson of 16 Wasdale Close, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6NF.
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