Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Candidates
Written by Martin Steers on April 20, 2021
This May voters across the county have a choice of 4 candidates for the positions of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
All candidates were contacted and offered the opportunity to submit 300 words and a photo so we could share it with you. If you’re a candidate and your information is not here please contact [email protected]
Ana Savage Gunn – Liberal Democrat
Ana Savage Gunn is a former: Senior Police Officer, Supervisor of the Tactical Firearms Team, Olympic Games Security Manager and an International Law Enforcement Consultant. Currently a businesswoman, both in the U.K. and in the U.S. In the first lockdown she worked on the ‘front line’ nursing Covid patients in her mother’s care home. More recently she is the Coordinator of a Primary Care Covid vaccination clinic in Moulton, Northampton.
She decided to run for Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for these reasons:
- Public not politics. The only agenda should be the safety of the public and not the current or future political aspirations of the post holder.
- Northants Police failed its 2019 Inspection in all the 3 key areas. Current Commissioner was 3 years into his 4 year term. (HMIC 2019)
- Northants Fire Service also failed its 2018/19 Inspection in all the 3 key areas.
- Clearly, the Commissioner’s office was not doing its job for the first 3 years of his 4 year term. He had a duty ensure the ‘Effectiveness & Efficiency’ of both Police and Fire. He failed us in that duty.
This is Ana’s first foray into politics. She is unlike two of the other candidates standing (Con & Lab) who have both had failed runs for Parliament.
“Whilst I am sure this post would raise their profile and ready them for perhaps another parliamentary run, here or in another part of the country, I have no interests other than the safety, wellbeing and the voice of the Northants people…. pure and simple.”
I will focus on Crimefighting; Domestic violence; Women’s safety; Community Policing; Fly-tipping; Dog thefts; and finally, passing our HMI Inspections with flying colours. We will once again be the best service in the country.
Mark Anthony Hearn – Reform UK
A resident of Rothwell Northants I am thirty seven years married and a father of two adult sons. I share the County’s interest in Motorsports Rugby union, association football and country pursuits. I am a transportation specialist, have a great interest in technology and own an electric car.
Stephen Graham Mold – Conservative Party
As PFCC I always put our communities, urban and rural, at the heart of my priorities for both Police and Fire services. Since 2016 I have invested in
- 200 additional police officers, with 130 more in the next 2 years
- Neighbourhood policing, domestic burglary, ANPR cameras and rural crime
- Dedicated Police Dog team
- Additional Firefighters and appliances
- Combined, fit for purpose buildings for Police and Fire, maximising investment for the front line
- Local Victims service to support all victims and witnesses of crime
- Youth Services, Domestic Abuse and mental health support services
I have also
- Negotiated £2m additional funding for Fire service
- Introduced community grants and sponsored PCSO schemes
- Supported Public Health, NHS and EMAS during the pandemic
- Reduced office costs
- Secured £12million additional grant funding for community safety, early intervention and young people
- Key achievements recognised nationally by HMICFRS
- Secured Government commitment to funding review in next term
Much has been achieved but there is more to do. I have clear plans to make Northamptonshire EVEN safer.
I intend to
- Reach record levels of police officers and firefighters by 2023 – 330 extra police officers and 32 additional firefighters
- Build on significant reductions in domestic burglary and increase focus on robbery, vehicle crime, crime prevention, anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping
- Reduce harm from domestic abuse and sexual violence by pursuing perpetrators, supporting victims and increasing rehabilitation and prevention programmes
- Target gangs, reduce child and sexual exploitation, slavery and trafficking through increased detection and more support to victims
- Increase neighbourhood policing with named local officers in all rural and urban communities
- Continue to improve Fire response times and build on home safety prevention work
Clare Patricia Meechan Pavitt – Labour and Co-operative Party
Candidate has not yet supplied a statement