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Mark Shelford

Mark Shelford was the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset. They received 91,006 votes.

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Mark Shelford's policies

Statement to voters

When elected as your PCC in 2021 I promised more police officers, a relentless focus on tackling serious crime and to listen to every community.

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I have brought my 32 years of experience in military service to focus on delivering excellent policing and making Avon and Somerset an even safer place to live.

I have DELIVERED on those promises and more:

1,500 new police officers have been recruited, delivering an extra 500 officers focused on Neighbourhood Policing and CID investigations. There has been a 300% increase in the number of rape cases reaching the courts – a major achievement by the new courageous Chief Constable I appointed in 2021. Avon and Somerset is the top performing constabulary in England for disrupting illegal drug activity thanks to Operation Scorpion. New police stations are being opened in Bath and Minehead, as well as major refurbishments to the Yeovil station and the Trinity Road station in Bristol, making the police more accessible to the public.

But there’s still more to do.

I have a long term plan to continue making Avon and Somerset safer for all residents. If elected for the next four years I will continue my work on:

Increasing the support our rural communities need to fight rural crime. Prioritising educating young people through school programmes on the dangers of knife crime and criminal exploitation to keep our younger generations safe. Reducing reoffending through perpetrator rehab programmes and helping prisoners gain employment skills for a better chance on release. So, on 2nd May use your vote for the candidate who has a track record of combatting crime and the experience to keep making Avon and Somerset a safer place for everyone.

Prepared by the election agent, Amy Green, of Unit 1 Heritage Courtyard, Sadler Street, Wells, BA5 2RR.

This statement was last updated on April 19, 2024.

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

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About Mark Shelford


Mark Grosvenor McNeill Shelford is a British Conservative politician and former lieutenant colonel in the British Army, who served as the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner from 2021 until 2024.

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Mark Shelford's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Avon and Somerset Constabulary: Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset Conservative and Unionist Party 91,006 votes (not elected) 2nd / 4 candidates
2021 Avon and Somerset Constabulary: Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset Conservative and Unionist Party We do not collect voting data for Supplementary Vote elections. Position not available
2019 Widcombe & Lyncombe: Bath and North East Somerset local election Conservative and Unionist Party 632 votes (not elected) 3rd / 6 candidates
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