Police commissioner candidate: TONY ROBERTS (Con)

Police Commissioner candidate Tolny Roberts
Police Commissioner candidate Tolny Roberts

Tony has lived in Nottinghamshire for over 40 years, moving here in the late 1960s to train as a teacher at what is now Nottingham Trent University. He taught Speech and Drama in our county’s schools for over 30 years before retiring a few years ago. Tony is currently a Trustee Director of a Primary Academy.

Tony has over 30 years experience in local government, the last nine as leader of a district that anticipated the cuts in Government funding and acted swiftly. The council that Tony led maintained a tight control on its budget and froze its council tax for four years whilst continuing to provide effective services that people both wanted and needed. Tony has also worked as a volunteer counsellor for the Probation Service, been a trustee of a charity helping with emergency aid and currently is the councillor responsible for ‘Community Safety’ on Newark & Sherwood District Council.

Tony Roberts believes that Nottinghamshire needs a Police and Crime Commissioner with affordable, realistic and sensible policies. Tony has a deliverable plan that will bring down crime, support victims and see the police given one simple target – to cut crime and reduce anti-social behaviour.

Tony Robert’s main aims for a safer Nottinghamshire: To cut crime and crack down on anti-social behaviour; to implement a zero tolerance approach to knife, drug and alcohol related crime; to give appropriate support to the victims of crime; to encourage efficiencies to put more money into front line activities; and to work in partnership with others to tackle the underlying causes of crime.