People

West Mercia - John-Paul Campion

My name is John and if elected as West Mercia's Police & Crime Commissioner I will work tirelessly to represent the hopes, aspirations and values of all the communities of our diverse force area. The force area has many different communities being policed by consent by one single police service.  I have the respect of those values and diversity to ensure it has prominence in West Mercia’s policies.

Kent - Matthew Scott

I am 31 and I live in Swanley in Kent.As someone who currently works in Parliament, I have experience of working with Government departments, the Police, charities and other organisations as well as the grievances of local residents.I have served as a Councillor and School Governor, and ran a Community Centre for three years. Outside of politics, I am a keen musician, having played in covers bands across Kent and the South East for a number of years. I am a cricket and football fan and enjoy real ale.

Gwent - Louise Brown

My name is Dr Louise Brown and I am the Welsh Conservative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. I have the necessary skills to be an effective PCC.  With a strong background in policing, law and public service, having been a Councillor, Solicitor and Police Advisor, I will bring experience to the role. I have a doctorate in Police Training from the University of Wales, Cardiff. I have been a member of the Cheshire police and crime panel, Borough Councillor and Deputy Cabinet Member.  

West Yorkshire - Allan Doherty

My name is Allan Doherty, I am 54 and I live with my partner, in West Yorkshire. I have dedicated my life to the police force.I was born and raised in Bradford and joined West Yorkshire Police over 35 years ago. For 31 years I served in both uniform and CID roles in Halifax, Leeds and Bradford and was commended on 22 occasions. I also spent time on the force drugs squad and major crime unit conducting operations against major drugs dealers and bank robbers across West Yorkshire.

Dorset - Andrew Graham

My name is Andrew Graham and I have dedicated my life to ensuring the security of our country. With my experience and commitment to keeping people safe, I believe that I will be an effective Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset. Dorset needs someone who understands and appreciates the effect of crime on communities, and having been burgled I understand the sense of intrusion, hurt and insecurity crime leaves behind.

Leicestershire - Neil Bannister

My name is Neil and I have lived in Leicestershire for almost 24 years.I have a strong knowledge and experience in the criminal justice system. I joined the Crown Prosecution Service as a Senior Crown Prosecutor after nine years as a solicitor in private practice where I represented a large number of clients in both the civil and criminal courts.

Cheshire - John Dwyer

My name is John Dwyer and for the last four years I have been proud to serve you as your Police and Crime Commissioner.I have a strong background in policing and public service. I am a former Assistant Chief Constable and was a cabinet member for three years on Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council. I am currently a trustee to a number of local charities.

West Midlands - Les Jones

The West Midlands deserves a hard working Police and Crime Commissioner who will always put residents first. People should be confident he is listening to their concerns and will make sure that the priorities of the police reflect that.If elected, I'll work with Government and local communities to do that.

Derbyshire - Richard Bright

My name is Richard and I live and work on a small sheep farm in the Derbyshire Dales with my partner of 15 years and 2 children, who are 9 and 11.I have been involved in community and voluntary work since the age of 14, when I became a Young Leader in the Scouting Association and am now an Assistant Scout Leader at Ashbourne Scouts. 

Dyfed-Powys - Chris Salmon

I grew up as the eldest of four children on a family farm near Presteigne, in Mid-Wales. My wonderful outdoor childhood in the lee of Radnor Forest taught me a lot about the joys and troubles of life in the country.After a year of teaching and learning Russian, I returned to the UK in 2002 to join the Army and began training in Sandhurst at the beginning of 2003.