Up Coming Election for the next Police and Crime Commissioner
As we know Neighbourhood Watch must remain non-political and unbiased as we work amongst and represent everyone.
On your behalf all 7 candidates standing for election for the next Hampshire and I.o.W PCC were contacted by Hampshire Neighbourhood Watch and given the opportunity to meet with some of the Hampshire NW Association Executive Team and then to provide a statement that we could circulate to you all. Some have not responded at all and two did take up the opportunity to meet. All candidates are being contacted again to be given the opportunity and a deadline of the end of this week to provide us with a statement we could circulate to you all without comment or recommendation etc. As soon as any further statements are received and sent on by Brian our Secretary of the Hampshire NW Association, we will share them with you.
In the meantime, as you will see by the date of the email below, information was sent out on behalf of Simon Hayes very promptly so I am sending this on to you whilst waiting for further information as I know some residents are concerned that they know nothing about the candidates and are aware time is getting short. The delay in sending this on to you was in the hope that it would be sent with others to show that we have to remain impartial.
We understand that apart from the BBC Sunday Politics Show last Sunday, an appearance on Radio Solent today, and one ‘hustings’ in Southsea at the invitation of a College, there have been no other invitations for the candidates to appear together at a ‘hustings’ event.
CAMPAIGN to RE-ELECT SIMON HAYES as POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER
for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
“Keeping Politics out of Policing since 2012”
Experienced, Effective and Independent
Simon thought you may be interested in his Campaign video message, out this evening.
To view his first message, please visit http://www.hayes4pcc.org/
Being Independent of the Party political machine has its advantages, but is also challenging.
The challenge is getting across the true message of the contribution he’s made, over the past 3 ½ years, to preventing offending in our communities, reducing re-offending and his work with victims and young people. He believes it’s important for people to understand the facts, and the level of his experience, before deciding where they’d like to place their vote on 5th May.
Simon would like you to feel free to pass this email on to a friend, or anyone who may be interested in his agenda of social change, community cohesion, crime prevention, supporting the vulnerable and keeping politics out of Policing.
You can use the contact page on his website to get in touch with Simon.
Independent Candidate Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire & Isle of Wight.
Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire
Simon Hayes is the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, having been elected in the November 2012 elections.
His role is to oversee and scrutinise policing in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. He believes in working with others, community cohesion and collaboration to create an efficient and effective public service.
Prior to his election in 2012, Simon was the Chairman of Crimestoppers for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the charity dedicated to preventing crime.
He is also a past Chairman of Hampshire Police Authority, the organisation that the Police and Crime Commissioner replaced, and has been the Leader of New Forest District Council and a County Councillor for Hampshire.
Simon studied criminology and social policy, for which he holds a Bsc degree, and has worked as a criminologist with an interest in preventing re-offending, particularly associated with crimes linked to drug and alcohol abuse.