South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner results

Shaun Wright from the Labour party has been elected police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire.

Find out more about these candidates below.


Image caption English Democrat David Allen says the policing budget should not be cut

David Allen, sales manager for a large industrial minerals company, is the English Democrats' candidate in South Yorkshire.

Doncaster born and bred, Mr Allen said the policing budget should not be cut and that the resources available should be spent on crime prevention.

He believes "the office of constable is the cornerstone of British justice" and the "difficult and dangerous" role should be exempt from political interference.

David Allen's election statement


Image caption The general secretary of the UKIP party, Jonathan Arnott, is representing his party in the election

Jonathan Arnott, the general secretary of UKIP, is representing his party in the police and crime commissioner election.

Mr Arnott said he believed "the criminal justice system should be tough enough to protect local people and deter criminals from offending".

He added: "My plan would be to work with South Yorkshire Police, making sure they are held to account, and dealing with policing priorities and budgets."

Jonathan Arnott's election statement

NIGEL BONSON - Conservative

Image caption Former police officer Nigel Bonson said he has the skills to prioritise resources

Nigel Bonson, a former chief inspector with Greater Manchester Police for 30 years, is standing on behalf of the Conservative Party.

Mr Bonson said his aim would be to "give safety back to the public by giving strength back to the force".

He said: "I have the skills and experience to work with the public, the police and their partners to identify and prioritise exactly where our resources are most needed."

Nigel Bonson's election statement

ROBERT TEAL - Liberal Democrat

Image caption Businessman Robert Teal said he aimed to cut waste in the police force

Robert Teal is standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate.

He is a businessman from Barnsley who works in the retail sector and is also a magistrate.

Mr Teal said he aimed to cut down on waste and to direct funds towards front-line services. He also wants to give local people a greater voice in how their police service is run.

Robert Teal's election statement


Image caption Shaun Wright has been a Labour councillor for 12 years and serves as a magistrate

Shaun Wright, the Labour candidate, has been a councillor for 12 years and also been a workplace shop steward.

He is a former vice chair of South Yorkshire Police Authority, a magistrate, a school governor and a trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

Mr Wright said he wanted resources concentrated at the "sharp end" rather than "costly and often unnecessary red tape" with a focus on local neighbourhood policing.

Shaun Wright's election statement

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