Staffordshire police and crime commissioner results
- 16 November 2012
- From the section England
Matthew Ellis from the Conservative Party has won the election to be police and crime commissioner for Staffordshire.
Find out more about each of these candidates below.
MATTHEW ELLIS - Conservative
Matthew Ellis has been the Staffordshire county councillor for the Lichfield Rural East ward since 2009.
He is the cabinet member for adults' wellbeing and recently oversaw a restructure of the county's social services.
He said he wanted the police to be tougher on prolific offenders, on anti-social behaviour, alcohol-related crime and to "treat victims as people not just a crime number".
One of his main policies is to increase the amount of time that officers spend tackling crime.
"I want to use technology to reduce the time statements take to process, reducing the burden of bureaucracy, which would deliver up to 3,000 more policing hours every week," he said.
JOY GARNER - Labour
Joy Garner is a Stoke-on-Trent city councillor who has represented Burslem Park Ward since 2002.
She has been a member of Staffordshire Police Authority since May 2011.
She said she was standing to become Staffordshire's police and crime commissioner to challenge the cuts that were being made to the force.
She said: "People want to see police on their streets, but cuts by the Tory-led government means 213 officers have already been lost from our local communities, with more cuts to come.
"We need a real change from this policy to make our streets safer."