Friday, July 19, 2024

Former Tory MP from Thurrock bids for police commissioner role

ONE OF THURROCK’S most successful sons, Sir Graham Bright is bidding to become police commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

Sir Graham Bright was MP for Luton until 1987.

He still has close ties with the borough as chair of governors at Hassenbrook Academy (his alma mater).

In his time in parliament, Sir Graham came to prominence for his fight against video nasties leading to Recordings Act of 1984.

On his campaign website, Sir Graham makes a number of pledges including:

Genuine Partnership with the public to hold the police to account by setting strategy and effective monitoring

Priority to fight Cambridgeshire’s largest crime problem of anti-social behaviour
Encourage and support more Special Constables

A friendly, easy to use website for the public to track their ideas, my promises and to monitor progress of crime solving

Consultation with all levels of Local Government including Parish Councils

Not to put any additional burden on council tax

Co-operation with neighbouring forces to improve efficiencies and find cost reductions

Upgrade Neighbourhood Watch by providing better resources and giving greater responsibility similar to London’s Neighbourhood Boards but based on parishes

Co-operation with London in creating a crime reporting app to enable faster and easier reporting of crimes

Ensure a better and faster response to telephone calls to the police from the public

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