Staffordshire - Matthew Ellis

I was brought up in Sutton Coldfield and moved to Staffordshire at the age of 22. After growing a successful business, I got involved with community issues. That sparked my interest in politics and I have been working hard to get things done ever since.

As the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire since November 2012, my top priority has been getting police finances back on track. The success in achieving that has been widely recognised and, with a better financial outlook, I am making a multi-million pound investment to ensure that cutting edge technology replaces outdated, often unusable, police systems. That work is ongoing and is starting to improve policing. It includes a roll-out of the first ever mobile devices for all officers meaning 250,000 extra hours of visible policing in communities from 2016 - equivalent to 100 extra officers.

I believe in stronger public accountability in policing. That is why I have established Safer Neighbourhood Panels across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent so people can regularly hold their local police commanders to account.

Over time, I have also become a prominent national voice on policing and criminal justice particularly with regard to the importance of Neighbourhood Policing. I am against forces like Staffordshire being subsumed into massive regional ‘super-forces’.

Creating Staffordshire’s young Police Cadets Service is another election promise I have kept. The idea is to develop life skills, build confidence and encourage good citizenship for 14 to 17 year olds. I am delighted that this has been adopted by many PCCs across the country. It’s enhancing young lives and turning others around for the better.

I have set out a six year strategy to ensure policing in Staffordshire is fit to face changing crime, changing threats and a changing society. We’re half way through the journey and on track to get what Staffordshire needs: to be safe and secure for the future. I’d relish the chance to see it through.

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Bedfordshire - Kathryn Holloway

I have lived in Bedfordshire for 18 years in Ampthill, central Bedfordshire, and Ravensden and Renhold in the north of the county.I have spent the last 20 years as a reporter and presenter of news, current affairs and live programmes for services including ITV, Sky News and The Daily and Sunday Express, covering every stage of the justice system from close up.

Essex - Roger Hirst

My name is Roger and I am a Cabinet Member for Essex County Council, and was the Deputy Leader of Brentwood Borough Council until recently. I am standing down from these roles because I want to be your next Police and Crime Commissioner. 

Lincolnshire - Marc Jones

I am a Lincolnshire man born and bred and care passionately about our county and the need to constantly strive to improve things for the residents, businesses and visitors who come here. And I beleive I can make a difference.

West Mercia - John-Paul Campion

My name is John and if elected as West Mercia's Police & Crime Commissioner I will work tirelessly to represent the hopes, aspirations and values of all the communities of our diverse force area. The force area has many different communities being policed by consent by one single police service.  I have the respect of those values and diversity to ensure it has prominence in West Mercia’s policies.

Warwickshire - Phillip Seccombe

My name is Phillip and I am a local businessman - the founder and senior partner of Seccombes, Chartered Surveyors, in South Warwickshire since 1988.In the past, I have been a partner at Chestertons as well as a partner at Edwards, Bigwood & Bewlay. Before that, I was surveying and Farming in South Africa.

Cumbria - Peter McCall

I am a proud Cumbrian and grew up and went to School in Wigton. I am married to Ruth, a Community Midwife working in Carlisle. I have been very proud to serve as a soldier in the British Armed Forces and I understand the nature of uniformed public service and values. I now hope to serve you and my home county as the Police and Crime Commissioner, because I believe that I am well qualified for the job.

Devon and Cornwall - Alison Hernandez

My name is Alison and I have dedicated myself to public service for most of my life. From a humble background I made the most of the opportunities available to me - working hard at grammar school, getting a degree in Sociology at University and then pursuing a career in Marketing.

Surrey - David Munro

My name is David and I have lived just South of Farnham since 1987. I started working life as an Army officer (Royal Engineers), reaching the rank of Major, and then moved to computer marketing and helping companies to win business from the Ministry of Defence.I have occupied senior positions at Surrey County Council, including being responsible for transport, environment and adult social services.

Norfolk - Lorne Green

I have lived in Norfolk permanently for the past 17 years.I spent thirty years as a Canadian diplomat, serving in some of the most troubled and war torn countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania.I was also honoured to serve at NATO in the 1980s on the Nuclear Planning Group and for three years was Director of Nuclear and Arms Control Policy in the Canadian Defence Ministry.

Hampshire - Michael Lane

I believe my experience will connect with the wide range of concerns that people in Hampshire have. And by empathising with people, I will also bring essential experience in turning this understanding into action as your Police and Crime Commissioner.I'm married to Alison, who is a teacher. We have two sons, and a grandson. My life revolves around family and a career in public service, with 30 years in the Royal Navy, two years in Local Government, and four more as an elected Borough Councillor.