Sue Mountstevens (Independent) - election statement
I will reduce crime and protect residents and the police from political interference. Policing is a tough job without it being kicked about like a political football. There is no political party from London telling me what our priorities should be. It is for you, the resident, to make that decision.
You have a right to be safe and feel safe in your community. I will listen to residents’ needs and ensure that they are heard at every level within the police.
I’m a true local, spent my whole life here. I care about our community. I was part of Mountstevens Bakeries, employing hundreds of staff across the region. A magistrate for 15 years and on the Police Authority, I know what it’s like to run a large and complex organisation. I thoroughly understand the criminal justice system.
I will make officers and PCSO’s more visible.
I will be a fierce advocate for victims and will work with all agencies to provide support, making victim-focussed policing a reality.
I will ensure that offenders are dealt with robustly through the legal system.
And I will never forget that it is your money. I will ensure that every pound is spent efficiently, effectively and wisely.
I will work with the police and local partners to prevent crime, to fight crime, to focus on persistent offenders so that your homes and streets are safer.
You tell me your concerns are anti-social behaviour, burglary and violent crimes, especially against women and girls. These will be my priorities. You will see the difference.
Only I have the experience, the commitment and the freedom to deliver the right policing for you and your families. And no party politics!
Prepared by electoral agent C Ladkin, PO Box 3133, Bristol BS8 9GT