“If I am elected as the new Police Commissioner, my first act would be to cut my own salary.”
Simone Butterworth, the candidate chosen to represent Liberal Democrats in the race to become the first Humberside Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) has pledged to cut her own £75,000 wages bill if elected to the post. She says the saved expenses would be donated to charities across Humberside that help victims of crime.
The candidate, who has been a Councillor in Hull since 1994, says that she feels that “the idea our Police Commissioner will be paid the massive sum of £75,000 a year is outrageous” and is asking voters to take part in a survey to suggest which charities should benefit from the wage-bill savings.
Other tenets of Simone Butterworth’s campaign include:
- On politics: no political interference in operational policing
- On the cuts: every available penny should be spent on front-line policing, reducing offending and supporting victims of crime
In what could be considered a snipe at one of the other candidates, Simone Butterworth expresses the view: “This isn’t a job for an aggressive national politician whose priority would be scoring party-political points against the Government.”
You can read the full statement by Simone Butterworth – which was originally intended to be read out at a planned Hustings in Hedon – on the candidate’s page on HU12 Online: Simone Butterworth.
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