PCC Elections 2014

Digbeth residents meet with the PCC candidate. L-R: Pamela Pinski, John Gordon, Robert Brooks, David Charles Jamieson, Joe Holyoak, Yvonne Mosquito.

When: Thursday 21st August

This is a reminder that the elections for the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner will take place this Thursday 21st August. All residents should have by now received a hard copy booklet in the post with information about all candidates standing for election. For information, the candidates are:

  • David Charles Jamieson (Labour Party Candidate)
  • Keith Alexander Rowe (UK Independence Party Candidate)
  • Les Jones (The Conservative Party Candidate)
  • Ayoub Khan (Liberal Democrats Party Candidate)

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected to hold the police to account, with the aim of cutting crime and ensuring our police force is effective.

PCCs are required to swear an oath of impartiality when they are elected to office. This reflects the commitment police officers make to serve every member of the public impartially and makes clear that they are there to serve the people, not a political party or any one section of their electorate.

Last week, DRA met with PCC candidate David Jamieson and Acting PCC Yvonne Mosquito, over tea and cakes in the Old Crown. David listened to residents’ concerns and learned more about issues affecting Digbeth and its neighbouring areas.

For further information about PCCs and about the elections please see www.choosemypcc.org.uk.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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