Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate

Members of Derbyshire Conservatives selected Cllr Simon Spencer as their candidate for the upcoming November Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Simon, who has previously stood in Parliamentary elections in both South Derbyshire and Derby South constituencies, will fight the election in November to ensure a Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner is elected to serve. He will use the wide-ranging powers that the role provides to improve policing in all areas of the county.

Over the next few weeks Simon will be embarking upon a listening tour of the county so he can meet members of the public to understand their concerns about crime and policing in their areas.

Simon commented on his selection: “I’m thrilled to have been selected as the Conservative candidate for November’s Police Commissioner election.  Being a police officer is an incredibly tough job and I want to be a Police Commissioner who bobbies on the beat across Derbyshire knows is on their side.  I pledge to work hard to crack down on crime, stop anti-social behaviour and put the public – not the criminals – at the heart of the criminal justice system.

Over the next 4 years there is a big job to do to support the local police force to carry out their job properly, to raise standards across the county and to improve accountability and efficiency.  Derbyshire needs a strong voice standing up for residents and businesses and promising to crack down hard on crime.  I want to be that voice for everyone.”

Simon Spencer commented after his selection: “I’m thrilled to have been selected as the Conservative candidate for November’s Police Commissioner election.  Being a police officer is an incredibly tough job and I want to be a Police Commissioner who bobbies on the beat across Derbyshire knows is on their side.  I pledge to work hard to crack down on crime, stop anti-social behaviour and put the public – not the criminals – at the heart of the criminal justice system.
Over the next 4 years there is a big job to do to support the local police force to carry out their job properly, to raise standards across the county and to improve accountability and efficiency.  Derbyshire needs a strong voice standing up for residents and businesses and promising to crack down hard on crime.  I want to be that voice for everyone.”

I’ve been a colleague of Simon for some years and I know that as an experienced and dedicated public servant, he will perform outstandingly well if elected.