by timpickstone on October 29, 2012
On 15 November 2012 voters across Greater Manchester will take part in the first ever elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner. These elections are taking place across all of England and Wales (except London), and is the first time that voters will have a direct say in choosing who will run the local police service.
Voting takes place on Thursday 15 November 2012 at your normal polling stations which will be open 7am -10pm. If you have a postal vote then these are scheduled to arrive from 5 November onwards and need to be returned before 15 November.
I’m voting for the Liberal Democrat candidate Matt Gallagher. For me the decision is a simple one:
Matt is a retired Police Inspector, with over 30 years of experience of working in different areas of Greater Manchester. Both the Labour and Conservative candidates are politicians – Labour’s is a Manchester MP, the Conservative’s a former Wigan Councillor.
I believe it is important that the person in charge of our Police services understands the issues – this is what makes Matt Gallagher such a strong choice. You can find out more about his manifesto commitments to increase the number of local police ‘on the beat’ at his website here.
Prestwich Crime Survey
Last reminder about the Prestwich Crime Survey which has been sent to many households in the last two months. If you’ve not had chance to fill one in yet, there is still time.
The survey can be completed online here.
Published and promoted by and on behalf of Matt Gallagher and the Liberal Democrats, all at 87a Castle Street, Edgeley, Stockport, SK3 9AR.