Avon and Somerset - Mark Weston

My name is Mark and I am the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for the Avon and Somerset Police Force. I am the Leader of the Conservatives on Bristol City Council, where I have been a Councillor for nearly ten years. I live with my family in North Bristol.

As a member of the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Panel, I have always been a fan of neighbourhood policing. As a councillor from a ward in which crime has historically been a problem, I know how effective it can be if the police get out of their patrol cars and engage with the community. 

Thanks to this approach, anti-social behaviour is down nearly 75% since 2009 - proof that a visible and community based policing model helps prevent crime, cuts re-offending and reassures the public.  

The concept of Police Officers, Police and Community Support Officers (PCSOs) working with volunteers and partners needs to, once again, provide community policing to meet the requirements of the local community.  

And so my priorities for Avon and Somerset are:

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Leicestershire - Neil Bannister

My name is Neil and I have lived in Leicestershire for almost 24 years.I have a strong knowledge and experience in the criminal justice system. I joined the Crown Prosecution Service as a Senior Crown Prosecutor after nine years as a solicitor in private practice where I represented a large number of clients in both the civil and criminal courts.

Derbyshire - Richard Bright

My name is Richard and I live and work on a small sheep farm in the Derbyshire Dales with my partner of 15 years and 2 children, who are 9 and 11.I have been involved in community and voluntary work since the age of 14, when I became a Young Leader in the Scouting Association and am now an Assistant Scout Leader at Ashbourne Scouts. 

Nottinghamshire - Tony Harper

My name is Tony and I am a recently retired senior police officer. I was born and bred in Nottinghamshire, living close to where I was brought up, and I have dedicated 36 years of my life to policing. My enthusiasm and passion to provide effective policing by listening and understanding the views and expectations of our residents is why I want to be your next Police and Crime Commissioner.

South Yorkshire - Ian Walker

 My name is Ian and I was born and bred in Sheffield. I am married with four children, so as you can imagine I am very familiar with local schools and hospitals!I have always tried to give something back to the community by being: 

Gloucestershire - Will Windsor-Clive

I am a 55 year old family man living in Redmarley, with my wife and three children, born and brought up on the farm that I run. As a farmer I enjoy the benefits of rural life as well as looking after my numerous pets and horses.

Cleveland - Matthew Vickers

I've lived in the area all my life - I was born in North Tees Hospital, attended the local school, Newtown & Grangefield, and graduated from Teesside University. After completing my degree in Business Management I worked in retail management for companies including Woolworths, Big W & Home Bargains. This meant that I was involved in many of the high streets and retail parks throughout the area, and gave me an invaluable insight into the makeup and environment of the local area.  

Northumbria - Stewart Hay

I am a local man in Northumberland Tyne & Wear, currently working as a criminal law consultant solicitor across the local courts. With a strong service record in Northumbria Police spanning three decades as well as my time as a lawyer, I have four decades of experience in the local criminal justice system. 

Durham - Peter Cuthbertson

My name is Peter and I was born in Darlington and went to local state schools. Over the last 32 years I have lived in Mowden, in Faverdale and just off Hummersknott Avenue.I now work as a healthcare consultant, supporting mainly small businesses and manufacturers of medical technology. I previously worked in a local newsagent, Darlington railway station and the Newton Aycliffe Royal Mail sorting office.

West Yorkshire - Allan Doherty

My name is Allan Doherty, I am 54 and I live with my partner, in West Yorkshire. I have dedicated my life to the police force.I was born and raised in Bradford and joined West Yorkshire Police over 35 years ago. For 31 years I served in both uniform and CID roles in Halifax, Leeds and Bradford and was commended on 22 occasions. I also spent time on the force drugs squad and major crime unit conducting operations against major drugs dealers and bank robbers across West Yorkshire.

Cheshire - John Dwyer

My name is John Dwyer and for the last four years I have been proud to serve you as your Police and Crime Commissioner.I have a strong background in policing and public service. I am a former Assistant Chief Constable and was a cabinet member for three years on Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council. I am currently a trustee to a number of local charities.