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Rupert Oliver Matthews

Rupert Oliver Matthews was the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire. They were elected with 62,280 votes.

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Rupert Oliver Matthews's policies

Statement to voters

People told me that they wanted to see more police officers in their communities, tackling the crimes that mattered most to them.

Full statement

I delivered!

There are now 332 more officers; a dedicated rural crime team; funding to tackle ASB, burglary, violence and substance abuse. Crime has reduced, particularly burglary, serious violence, rural crime, domestic abuse and ASB.

If re-elected I will:

· Strengthen the focus on neighbourhood policing, opening more police offices to the public, to prevent crime and ASB across the force area;

· Prioritise crime prevention to reduce the number of victims and cut demand on public services. I support the robust use of stop and search to drive down criminality;

· Boost targeted policing in hotspot areas to combat burglary, ASB, drug crime and theft.

· Fund more enforcement on our roads, additional work to reduce violence, hate and harassment;

· Ensure the rural crime team remains funded, and resourced, to provide a quality level of service wherever you live;

· Provide victims of crime with better support than ever before, including tailored services for women and girls who have been subjected to violence, harassment or coercion.

I will lobby hard for a fair funding deal for Leicestershire Police, while ensuring that the force, and partners, provide an effective service that delivers real value for money for the taxpayer.

Like most people I want to see criminals caught, charged and given tough sentences for their crimes. I want victims to have a better criminal justice experience.

I want to see trust and confidence in the police restored – and I will do everything in my power to see this happen.

This election address was prepared by the Election Agent, Adrian Thompson of LCCA, 18 Pinfold Gate, Loughborough LE11 1BE.

This statement was last updated on April 19, 2024.

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

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About Rupert Oliver Matthews


Rupert Oliver Matthews is a British Conservative Party politician serving as the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner since 2021. He previously served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East Midlands from June 2017 until his term ended on 1 July 2019, and has authored books on the paranormal.

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Rupert Oliver Matthews's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Leicestershire Police: Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire Conservative and Unionist Party 62,280 votes (elected) 1st / 5 candidates
2021 Leicestershire Police: Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire Conservative and Unionist Party We do not collect voting data for Supplementary Vote elections. Position not available
2019 East Midlands: European Parliament (UK) elections Conservative and Unionist Party 126,138 votes (not elected) Joint 6th / 41 candidates
2014 East Midlands: European Parliament (UK) elections Conservative and Unionist Party Not elected (vote count not available) Position not available
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