Monday, August 20 2012
Sayeeda Warsi has launched her three-month tour of the country in support of Conservative candidates for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).
The party co-chairman kicked off the campaign in York, by supporting Julia Mulligan’s bid to become PCC for North Yorkshire.
During the visit they discussed local crime initiatives at York Centre for Safer Communities alongside representatives of the Safer York Partnership and York Community Watch.
Later, Sayeeda visited Wakefield with Geraldine Carter, PCC for West Yorkshire, to discuss women’s offending with staff at the Well Women Centre.
The co-chairman has also supported PCC hopeful Tim Ashton, by visiting Pendle and Fylde with the Lancashire candidate.
In Pendle, Tim, Sayeeda, Cllr Joe Cooney and Cllr Keith Bailey, along with Pendle Conservatives, launched a ‘No Cold Calling’ campaign.
Tim and Sayeeda then visited Tim’s hometown, Lytham St Annes in Fylde, where a special PCC street stall hosted by local Conservatives had been set up, to canvas local constituents on their views on local crime issues.
Tim said: “That is what I will be doing throughout the campaign - hitting the streets and speaking to real people to establish their priorities for policing in Lancashire.”
Welcoming Tim to his constituency, Mark Menzies MP said Tim’s experience as a councillor meant he was ‘was well equipped to do this job’.
Sayeeda’s tour will take her around the country in the run-up to the PCC elections on November 15.
She said: “PCCs are nothing short of a policing revolution. These elections will put visible, accountable, local figures in charge of driving down crime. That’s a Conservative concept. It’s why PCCs were in our manifesto and it’s why we’re going to be at the forefront of this fight.”
Click here to see her piece on the PCC elections on Conservative Home.
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