Statement from Flick on her selection as the Conservatives' Police and Crime Commissioner

Statement from Flick Drummond on her selection as the Conservatives’ Police and Crime Commissioner candidate.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the Conservative candidate for next May’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

“The job is one of vital importance to everyone in the two counties and I will be campaigning on three priorities in the months to come.

“Firstly, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight needs to ensure it gets a fair allocation of the 20,000 new police officers, plus adequate funds for their training.

“Secondly, we need more visible policing to cut crime and we must build the resilience for our young people to stop them going into criminal activity, in particular regarding county lines gangs.

“Thirdly, I will campaign on a policy of a more transparent and efficient police and crime commissioner that is accountable to people on every level. More works is also needed to explain what a PCC does and how important it is to hold the police to account in all cases.

“Finally, I would like to thank everyone who voted for me today and I pledge to repay their faith in me as I campaign over the coming months on Conservative police and crime policies and work hard on framing new initiatives to ensure, if elected, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is the safest possible place to live and work.”

Flick was selected by a vote involving Hampshire and Isle of Wight Conservative party members at a selection meeting held on 22ndSeptember at the Holiday Inn in Winchester.