Kevin McKeever has today, Thursday, been selected as Labour’s candidate for Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner to be held on May 5th.
Former Labour candidate for Northampton South, Kevin has promised to restore public confidence in the office or Police and Crime Commissioner.
Speaking after the announcement, Kevin said:
“I am honoured to have been selected to be the Labour candidate for the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner role.
“The public have had enough of vanity projects and jobs for the boys from our current police and crime commissioner. I’ll restore trust in the office of the Commissioner by cutting costs, increasing uniformed policing presence across Northants so together we can stem the rising tide of violent crime and protect our county’s young people.
“Despite promises by the Tories to protect the frontline, Northamptonshire has lost over 100 police officers since 2010 and cannot afford to lose any more.
“I’ll be challenging the Tory candidate on how he thinks that cutting the number of police and support officers can possibly safeguard our county and keep our communities safe.
“If I am elected in May I will commit to increasing the presence of uniformed officers right across the county, from urban to rural communities, work to stem the rising tide of violent crime in Northants and I will protect Northamptonshire’s young people from the risk of sexual exploitation.”