Re: Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Elections
There are elections taking place across Lancashire on 6th May for both local Council’s but also the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The PCC is an important elected position, especially for Police Staff UNISON members working for Lancashire Police.
Labour’s Clive Grunshaw is the current PCC and is seeking re-election for a third term as PCC. Despite huge cuts imposed on Lancashire by the Conservative Government the most recent inspection of Lancashire Police rated it as good in effectiveness and legitimacy and outstanding in efficiency. Clive has enacted a number of progressive policies including introducing the Living Wage, work on combatting modern slavery and he also has a positive relationship with our Lancashire Police UNISON Branch.
A major part of Clive’s campaign is highlighting that Lancashire has lost 750 Police Officers since 2010 but will receive only 153 back under the Government’s 20,000 new Police Officers policy. In Surrey they lost just 8 but will get back 78. This is not fair.
Clive has a petition to “get Lancashire’s Bobbies back” which Branches and activists are asked to support and share through their usual channels and local Trade Union networks. This campaign and others can be followed on both Twitter and Facebook.
Petition – https://www.clivegrunshaw.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/CliveGrunshaw1
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CliveGrunshaw1
UNISON members can be encouraged to vote on 6th May 2021 and vote safely in the pandemic by signing up for a postal vote also https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote
Please do what you can to support these messages and please circulate the petition. Thank You.
UNISON North West