We are delighted to announce that following NEC interviews this week, Labour’s candidate for the North Yorkshire PFCC by-election on November 25 will be Emma Scott-Spivey.
Emma was born and brought up in Harrogate but now lives in Thirsk. She is a student paramedic and the daughter of two retired police officers.
Emma said: “The police are facing unprecedented challenges – not just from savage cuts to funding but also due to a breakdown in trust. That trust must be rebuilt and the damage done by Phillip Allott must be repaired.
“People in North Yorkshire need a commissioner who recognises their concerns and works to address them. One who puts local people above party politics.
“And our police and fire services must have a commissioner who they can trust, who understands the sacrifices they make every day and the pressures the face. They need a commissioner who will fight to make sure they have the resources they need to keep us safe.”
If elected, Emma will:
• Rebuild trust in North Yorkshire’s commissioner
• Fight for a fairer funding deal for North Yorkshire and for all those who keep us safe
• Tackling the epidemic of violence against women and girls
• Eliminating county lines drug dealing
• A crackdown on crime against the elderly
• Extra resources for dog thefts and crimes against animals
• Improving police and fire services in rural and coastal communities
• Voluntarily ‘submit to recall’ as set out in the Recall of MPs Act 2015
• Donate 20 per cent of the PFCC salary to local causes