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Kim McGuinness

Kim McGuinness is a Labour and Co-operative Party candidate in Northumbria Police in the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria.

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Statement to voters

    As Police and Crime Commissioner I would focus on fighting crime and keeping communities safe.

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    Our police are doing their best despite savage government cuts. But with crime on the up and response times rising, that isn’t enough. The police and the people in our area are being desperately let down by the government.

    Government cuts mean 1000 fewer police on our streets. Crime is rising with violent offences up by a quarter and public disorder offences up by 38%. People deserve to feel safe. To do that we need a Labour Police and Crime Commissioner to stand up for communities across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear and get the police resources they need.

    The police are there to help at some of the darkest times in our lives and we rely on them being there when we need them. But that doesn’t always happen. As Police and Crime Commissioner I would make a stand. I will focus on the basics that people expect, that police are on our streets fighting crime and keeping communities safe.

    We need more police on the streets, reconnecting with communities and clamping down on crime. I want to tackle the causes of crime and look to prevent it from happening in the first place. When it does occur I want to see victims at the heart of the system and they should get the help and support they need as they seek justice.

    The police need to be visible on our streets and be connected to our communities and able to respond to local priorities. I will put the voice of our communities at the centre of the police force.

    This Election Address was prepared by Fiona Stanton, Election Agent (Labour North Regional Office, Labour Central, Kings Manor, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PA).

This statement was added by Kim McGuinness, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

About Kim McGuinness


Kim McGuinness is a British Labour Party politician who has been the police and crime commissioner for Northumbria since a by-election on 18 July 2019.

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Previous Elections

Date Election Party Results
2019 Northumbria Police: Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Police Labour Party 58,355 votes (elected)
2018 Lemington: Newcastle upon Tyne local election Labour Party 1,382 votes (elected)
2016 Lemington: Newcastle upon Tyne local election Labour Party 1,212 votes (elected)

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