Nia Griffith MP, Shadow Minister for Wales, has been out in Ystradgynlais to launch the campaign to get Labour’s Christine Gwyther elected as police commissioner for Dyfed Powys on Thursday 15th November.
Christine’s key pledges are to:
• Stand up for communities against the Tories’ 20% cuts to policing and the loss of 16,000 police officers.
• Keep police on the beat with neighbourhood policing, not hand it over to private companies or leave it only to CSOs.
• Back a strong and swift response to antisocial behaviour. Victims should get a response within 24 hours.
• Be tough on crime, and tough on the causes of crime, working in partnership with police, local people and councils to tackle and prevent crime.
• Protect the police from political interference. Christine has signed a contract to respect the independence of the Chief Constable.
“ The Tory- LibDem Government’s 20% cuts to police budgets are simply criminal, and pose a real risk to public safety, with the loss of 16,000 police officers including 750 here in Wales. In Welsh Labour we recognise the vital importance of protecting all our communities. With her very considerable experience of the urban, rural and industrial parts of Dyfed-Powys, Christine understands the very varied challenges of policing this huge and diverse area.”