THE PUBLIC will elect the first Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on Thursday 15th November 2012.
The PCC will be accountable to the public for how crime is tackled in the Humberside police force area. They will be responsible for setting the police force’s strategic priorities, cutting crime, appointing and, if necessary, dismissing the Chief Constable, and ensuring that policing is efficient and effective.
It will be, perhaps, one of the most dramatic changes to policing ever seen by our generation.
There are seven very different candidates who have currently declared an intention to stand for election in the Humberside area:
- Godfrey Bloom, UKIP
- Simone Butterworth, Liberal-Democrat
- Paul Davison, Independent
- Neil Eyre, Independent
- Mathew Grove, Conservative
- John Prescott, Labour
- Walter Sweeney, Independent
HU12 Online intends to report on the election and bring the key election news, particularly that which might impinge on and affect the Holderness area.
We had intended to sponsor a debate between the candidates to be staged in Hedon (the Haven Arms had offered its Marquee as a hustings venue), however the suggestion did not prove feasible with only two candidates being able to give a commitment to attend.
In the tradition of our election coverage (see General Election, South West Holderness Elections and South East Holderness By-Election) we intend to offer each candidate the opportunity to submit a 500-word statement and links to their websites, social media networks and contact information for the benefit of our readers in the Holderness area.
Questions can be submitted to each candidate (via comments) based on their statements, and we will submit these to the candidates themselves at the end of October and they will have the opportunity to get their replies published.
If any of the Candidates visit places in the local area, we will endeavour to cover that event.
We have set up candidates’ pages which can be accessed via the Menu at the top of the page (or via the coloured links on this page).