West Mercia Police is one of the biggest areas and has one of the smallest budgets. At £250 million, your Police and Crime Commissioner has to have the experience of handling that size of budget, so I would ask you to look carefully at the CV’s of all candidates. Whilst I am standing as a Reform Party candidate, as I believe in their views, I have made it clear to the Leader that I am firmly of the belief that this is a non-political role and he agrees.
Why do I qualify? My Management Consulting Company, before it was sold, had offices in 6 countries and operated in 15 other countries. Our clients were major PLC’s and fortune 500 companies. I am presently a director and the owner of a number of businesses including a legal practice. I know how to run a budget!
This role needs experience. The role is not being a policeman, it is overseeing the management and finances and being the face to the public for whom we serve. I was a Magistrate for 18 years and a part time Tribunal Judge for 20 years. I was on the national board of the Magistrates and chairman of the Valuation Tribunal members for England. I have vast experience of the legal system.
Five years ago, we were promised no increase in the precept. Yet there has been increases and the budget is in deficit. We cannot go on rewarding failure.
My wife Yuleen is fully behind me without whom I could not do what I have done for better or for worse.
Let me help you to have an efficient cost-effective force to serve all west Mercia and keep us safe.
Prepared by Election Agent Anthony Wall, Tudor Court, Saleway, Droitwich Spa, WR9 7JY
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