ON 5th May voters have the chance to vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent.
Labour's candidate is Tris Osborne.
Tristan is in his early-30s and works in the private sector for a small business in London and commutes daily.
Educated and raised in Medway, he was previously a Special Constable with the Metropolitan Police. He attended Durham University where he gained a masters degree in business management and is member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.
Tristan was elected the youngest Councillor on Medway Council in 2011 and represents Luton and Wayfield ward. He is opposition spokesperson for community safety, Policing and trade standards with responsibility for scrutinizing the Community Safety Partnership. He currently represents one of the most diverse wards in Medway and has led on community CCTV, dispersal zone orders and working to extend the Alcohol Control Zone into Luton. He regularly attends local PACTs. He is also interested in environment, transport and economic policy areas. Tristan is a long-standing member of the USDAW Trade Union, Co-Operative Party and a number of charities in Medway.
Conserative policies have seen drastic cuts, response times down and crime up. Labour offers a real alternative.
- Stand up for Kent against Home Office cuts to the Police force.
- Support Victim Support Services and promote education and advocacy on issues like domestic abuse, rape and mental health.
- Double the number of Kent Special Constables
- Tighten up on Alcohol and other Licenses
- Oppose back-door Tory privatisation
- Speak up for our rural and farming communities who have suffered most from Police number cuts
- Improve CCTV provision
- Ensure Kent Police are responsive to PACTs, Parish Councils and Community Groups
- Support Speed Watch
- Listen and engage with the Police Federation, Fire Brigades Union, Unison and hardworking staff
- Promote Community Payback and Victim-led restorative justice
- Promote diversity – challenge racism, homophobia and other Hate Crime
- Improve digital transformation and engagement. Draft a county-wide response to threat of Business Cybercrime.
To find out more about PCCs and Tris Osborne - click here.