I am a family man who grew up in North Lincolnshire before moving to East Yorkshire.
For the last four years as your Police and Crime Commissioner I have shown that I have a track record of working successfully with members of all political parties, voluntary groups and local residents and I hope to continue to do so.
I will be your strong, local, independent-minded voice, serving all residents and working closely with the public, Chief Constable, police officers and other organisations to make our neighbourhoods safer. Because preventing crime and re-offending is most effective when all the related services work closely together alongside our communities, so that offenders don’t fall through the gaps that can exist between organisations.
We must take the fight to the criminals, not just deal with the aftermath. That's why I will support effective rehabilitation and the fantastic work of those who help offenders re-join society. At every opportunity, we should help offenders who want to turn their lives around.
But we must not tolerate those who choose to make other peoples’ lives a misery. I want to ensure that there is no hiding place for criminals and that all parties focus together on reducing crime. I will protect investment in projects which have a proven success rate but will not waste money on rewarding criminals.