People

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.

North Wales - Matt Wright

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections are not about appointing another policeman to oversee the police - we already have a Chief Constable and excellent senior police officers. These elections are more than that. It is about electing a public representative to champion public priorities for policing, spend your money wisely and keep our community safer and more secure.

Nottinghamshire - Tony Harper

My name is Tony and I am a recently retired senior police officer. I was born and bred in Nottinghamshire, living close to where I was brought up, and I have dedicated 36 years of my life to policing. My enthusiasm and passion to provide effective policing by listening and understanding the views and expectations of our residents is why I want to be your next Police and Crime Commissioner.

Hertfordshire - David Lloyd

In November 2012 I was elected as your Police and Crime Commissioner and since then I have developed a reputation for innovation and applying a victim centred approach. My police and crime plan is called “Everybody’s Business” and reflects my belief that keeping people safe requires an approach that draws on the strengths of the police, the public sector, business and the community as a whole to be fully effective.