LABOUR AND CO-OPERATIVE CANDIDATE FOR THE HAMPSHIRE AND THE IOW POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER LAUNCHES HIS CAMPAIGN IN PORTSMOUTH.
The Labour and Co-operate candidate for Hampshire and the IOW Police and Crime Commissioner elections on the 6th May 2021 launched his campaign in Portsmouth recently.
Tony Bunday, who during a long career, managed the Youth Offending Team for Portsmouth and Havant for four years, and who also attended Portsmouth University, wanted to visit the City very early in his campaign.
During an action-packed day of meeting community leaders, councillors and candidates, and Stephen Morgan MP, Tony visited various venues from Southsea Sea Front, via the City Centre, to Cosham. He went to police stations, open and closed, youth club venues, and areas that have been particularly affected by crime. He spoke to a pub landlord about vandalism and had other conversations about police accountability.
Tony Bunday said: “It is clear that the people of Portsmouth expect and deserve better. They need a more accessible police service to help them feel secure and safe in their own communities. I am committed to the police working with local communities and pursuing strategies that I know will help reduce crime and disorder.”
Tony promised to return to Portsmouth before the 6th May local elections to talk more to community leaders and local councillors about their concerns.