Police commissioner candidate: PADDY TIPPING (Lab)

Paddy Tipping, candidate for the role of Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, for the Labour Party.
Paddy Tipping, candidate for the role of Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, for the Labour Party.

“Nottinghamshire needs a Labour Police and Crime Commissioner to stand up for our communities in the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour. Residents in Mansfield and Ashfield need to feel safe and secure in their homes and streets. We all want a safer environment for our children and families.

I have lived and worked in the voluntary, public and private sector in Nottinghamshire for over 40 years. My family live here too. I have a good reputation across the county for listening to people and acting on their concerns. I am presently chairman of the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation and a development company which builds new health centres for the NHS locally.

Nottinghamshire Police Force is already underfunded. I will fight against the 20 per cent cuts being imposed by the Conservative Government. More than 200 police officers have already been lost. You don’t cut crime by cutting the police. I will improve neighbourhood policing teams by employing an extra 150 police officers and 100 PCSOs. Working with local councils and community groups, I will prioritise reducing anti-social behaviour, which blights people’s everyday lives, including tackling drug and alcohol abuse.

I want victims of crime to be treated as people, not cases, by ensuring proper funding for Victim Support and will give extra resources to tackling domestic violence.

I will be the People’s Commissioner, a strong and effective leader of Nottinghamshire Police, while always listening to the local views in Mansfield and Ashfield and speaking up for you with a strong voice.”