Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate

Durham - Peter Cuthbertson

My name is Peter and I was born in Darlington and went to local state schools. Over the last 32 years I have lived in Mowden, in Faverdale and just off Hummersknott Avenue.I now work as a healthcare consultant, supporting mainly small businesses and manufacturers of medical technology. I previously worked in a local newsagent, Darlington railway station and the Newton Aycliffe Royal Mail sorting office.

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.

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.

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.

Humberside - Matthew Grove

I am a family man who grew up in North Lincolnshire before moving to East Yorkshire.For the last four years as your Police and Crime Commissioner I have shown that I have a track record of working successfully with members of all political parties, voluntary groups and local residents and I hope to continue to do so. 

Lancashire - Andrew Pratt

My name is Andrew and for 28 years I served with the Lancashire Constabulary.Since retiring as a Superintendent in 2010 I have spent the last five years participating in the local community in many ways, including being the interfaith advisor for the Bishop of Blackburn.I care about Lancashire and the people who live here, and I believe that as your Police and Crime Commissioner I will make it a safer and better place to live and work.

Merseyside - David Burgess-Joyce

Since the age of 18 I have served the forces of law and order in various capacities. I joined the Merseyside Police Special Constabulary in 1982 and began working from Wallasey Police station.

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.  

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.