Labour announce candidate for Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner election
Nicky Massey has been selected by the Labour Party to be its candidate in the forthcoming Cambridgeshire and Peterborough police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections in May.
Nicky is a Police and Crime Panel member which scrutinises the PCC’s work. Mrs Massey has pledged to “restore trust” after the previous Conservative PCC was forced to resign due to an investigation into his possible criminal conduct.
She said: “I’ll restore public confidence and will put the focus back on tackling crime.”
She has also pledged to tackle what she calls the “knife crime emergency”.
Mrs Massey said violent crime is rising across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough due to a decade of Tory and Lib Dem cuts. Last year knife crime rose by 13 per cent.
She added: “Our bobbies on the beat are doing their best but we need police numbers back up to full strength and for policing to be responsive to the needs of local communities.”
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