Jonathon Seed selected to stand in the Police & Crime Commissioner election next year

By Ben Fitzgerald - 25 April 2019

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Jonathon Seed has been selected to stand as the Conservative candidate in the Police & Crime Commissioner election in 2020.

Speaking after the second selection meeting attended by Conservative members, Jonathon said,

“I am delighted to have been selected as the conservative candidate to stand in the Wiltshire and Swindon Police & Crime Commissioner’s election next year.

I have been a vocal supporter of Wiltshire Police since being elected as a Wiltshire Councillor twelve years ago. More recently, as a member of the Police and Crime Panel, I have been campaigning for more frontline officers and improved visibility of policing, especially in rural areas of the county. 

I would like to pay tribute to Angus Macpherson who is stepping down as PCC next year, who was the first elected PCC in Wiltshire & Swindon and who was successfully returned to office for a second term in 2016. I would also like to commend Darren Henry who stood against me in this selection contest. Darren ran a positive campaign highlighting the need for greater focus on mental health issues that the police have to deal with and the opportunities that new technology will bring to fighting crime. Both things I will take forward into the election campaign and hopefully beyond. 

Whilst there may be disquiet about the state of politics nationally, I was incredibly pleased, but not surprised, that so many Conservative members turned out to take part in the Hustings to select the right candidate to fight the PCC election. Local politics in Wiltshire and Swindon is buoyant and members of the Conservative Party know that despite what is going on in Westminster it is important that we continue to oversee the successful running of local services in our councils and our police force.”

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