Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Jacqui Rayment (Labour)

Jacqui Rayment
Jacqui Rayment
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‘I am the best person to reduce crime and stand up for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight against Tory/Lib Dem cuts to the police.

‘I was a member of Hampshire Police Authority for 15 years, and chairwoman for the last six.

‘I was unanimously re-elected as chairwoman five times by members of all parties and independents, despite being the only Labour Councillor on the Authority.

‘With me leading the police authority, the force delivered a reduction in crime five years running. I have consistently fought the privatisation of policing whilst ensuring that Hampshire is a best performing, efficient Force. I delivered the Southampton Central Police Station on time and under budget.

‘I am also deputy leader of Southampton Council, but no ordinary politician. I have previously been national chair of a tenants’ rights organisation, school governor, pub landlady as well as managing a number of retail businesses.

‘People in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight need a commissioner on their side, not a cheerleader for yet more Tory cuts.

‘My priorities are supporting frontline policing, opposing police cuts and tackling anti-social behaviour and crime. I understand rural and urban issues and policing concerns on the Island.

‘As your commissioner, I will work with local people, listening to concerns to shape local priorities.

‘Why vote for me?

‘I am the only candidate with on the job experience.

‘I won’t be a cheerleader for Tory/Lib Dem cuts.

‘Labour will listen to local people, about the issues on their doorstep, and take action to make Hampshire and the Isle of Wight a safer place.’