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Matthew Barber

Matthew Barber was the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley. They were elected with 144,092 votes.

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Matthew Barber's policies

Statement to voters

I’ve been privileged to serve you as Police & Crime Commissioner since 2021.

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Since then I’ve appointed the new Chief Constable, delivered record numbers of police officers and we’ve seen crime at levels well below that prior to the pandemic.

But there’s more work to do and whoever you choose as your next Police & Crime Commissioner will need a clear plan and understanding of the challenges ahead. As well as being a strong voice for the public and holding the Chief Constable to account, the Police & Crime Commissioner is responsible for a record budget of over £584m.

I am proud of what we have achieved together so far:

Thames Valley now has 5,120 police officers – over 600 higher than 2010 and compared to before the pandemic, we have seen crime fall:

Knife crime DOWN by 20.1% Residential burglary DOWN by 29.2% Robbery DOWN by 23.8% Vehicle crime DOWN by 16.9% In the last year alone I have worked with the police to:

DOUBLE the number of neighbourhood police officers Tackle shoplifting with charges more than DOUBLING Continued our zero-tolerance approach to knife possession which sees criminals getting longer sentences I’ve got a clear plan for how I will work to make Thames Valley safer.

Continuing to deliver more officers than ever before More officers in neighbourhood policing Saving lives on our roads with better enforcement Keeping women safe in our public places Improving CCTV across Thames Valley A tough approach to knife crime Tackling shoplifting working with businesses Preventing cybercrime and fraud Improving 101 call times Visible local patrols I’m asking for your support on Thursday 2nd May to back my plan for a safer Thames Valley.

Prepared by Joseph Clarke of Park Street Offices, Park Street, Newbury, RG14 1EA.

This statement was last updated on April 19, 2024.

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

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About Matthew Barber


Matthew David Barber is a British politician. He is currently Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner. He previously served as Leader of the Council on Vale of White Horse District Council and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley Police.

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Matthew Barber's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Thames Valley Police: Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley Conservative and Unionist Party 144,092 votes (elected) 1st / 5 candidates
2021 Thames Valley Police: Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley Conservative and Unionist Party We do not collect voting data for Supplementary Vote elections. Position not available
2019 Steventon & the Hanneys: Vale of White Horse local election Conservative and Unionist Party 512 votes (elected) 1st / 3 candidates
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