Caroline Henry replaces Paddy Tipping as Nottinghamshire’s PCC.
Caroline Henry has been declared the winner in the election to become Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards said:
‘I’m delighted to see Caroline Henry elected as Nottinghamshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner.
‘Her commitment and energy have shone through in the campaign and I look forward to working with her to tackle crime in Rushcliffe.’
The new Commissioner will take up the role officially on 13 May 2021 and will serve a three-year term until 2024 due to the year-long postponement as a result of Covid-19.
The result just in from Rushcliffe Arena where the count took place today.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner result:
Caroline Henry (Con) 138,658
Paddy Tipping (Lab) 131,302 Caroline Henry is elected as PCC for Nottinghamshire.
This is what Caroline promised in her pre-election note:
‘For years, our forgotten Nottinghamshire towns have been let down when it comes to policing decisions.
‘While crime rises and drugs spiral out of control, money continues to pour in to Nottingham city – leaving our towns and villages left to fend for themselves.
‘Let’s work together to change that, once and for all.
‘Police and Crime Commissioners have a big job with big responsibilities. They manage a multimillion pound police budget, hold the police to account and set local policing priorities – so it matters who’s in charge.
‘With me as your Police & Crime Commissioner, we can finally get tough on crime in our market towns and villages across the county. To crack down on out-of-control drug gangs. And stamp out the fly-tipping, illegal encampments and machinery theft which blight our farmers and rural communities.
‘I’ll also be best placed to work with the Government to secure Nottinghamshire’s fair share of the 20,000 additional police officers being recruited.
‘This election is our chance to secure a change to policing decisions in Nottinghamshire – so we can get crime down.
‘Because since the last PCC election in 2016, crime has risen in every town by up to 35%. We must do something about it. Together, we can.
‘We need fresh ideas. Let’s set up a community commission, so you can tell me what resources your area needs. Let’s work together to review bad decisions on closed police stations. And let’s make sure that your voice is heard when policing decisions are made.
‘Nottinghamshire deserves better. You deserve better.’