Police and Crime Commissioner 2012

Conservatives have selected Geoff Gubb to be their candidate for Merseyside's Police & Crime Commissioner elections on November 15.

Geoff was selected by members from across Wirral, Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens and Sefton on Friday 7th September. 

The new Police & Crime Commissioners will replace the old Police Authorities, which comprised councillors and appointed members, but which were virtually unknown to the public.  The directly-elected Commissioners are part of the Coalition's drive to give residents more information and control over the fight against crime in their local area. 

The new police website, which reveals how many crimes have been committed in neighbourhoods, has already been a big hit and, with the elections on November 15, candidates will be explaining how they will work to cut crime in each area.  

You can find out more about the elections, and the priorities of the Conservative candidates here.

PCCs will be visible and directly accountable to the public. In place of bureaucratic control from Whitehall, police forces will be democratically accountable to local people, freeing officers from the red tape which takes them off the streets.

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