THE RESULT

Clive won the PCC election  with a majority of over six thousand votes.

After making an oath  to serve all the people of Lancashire, he said:

“I am delighted with this result. I would like to thank all those who voted in this election. Also, thanks to all those who have worked and volunteered during this election.  This is a new era for policing in Lancashire. This is a real opportunity to focus on what matters to people in this County.

“My number one priority is the safety and security of the people of Lancashire. I will focus on making this role a successful one; ensuring the public gets the best possible service from Lancashire Constabulary and protecting the frontline.”

This website will now no longer be updated and you should head over to the new Lancashire PCC website http://www.lancashire-pcc.gov.uk for further updates and opportunities to get involved.

Clive also now has a new Twitter-feed and Facebook page, please follow @lancspcc and “like” http://www.facebook.com/LancsPCC

 

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Decision Day Today – Please Use Your Vote and Send a Message to this Tory-led Government.

Today, Thursday 15 November, hundreds of thousands of people will go to the polls  across Lancashire to vote for their Police and Crime Commissioner.  I ask you to join  them, to go out and vote for me today, and send a message to this Tory-led Government.  The message is clear: that the Government can’t get away with cutting our police officers and spending on community safety. 

Thanks.

Clive Grunshaw

Time to come clean on police cuts – Clive Grunshaw

Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for  Lancashire, has set out a challenge to his Tory opponent Tim Ashton to come clean on police cuts.

Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Police & Crime Commissioner candidate said:

“It is outrageous that Tim Ashton has not said where he stands on police cuts in Lancashire. But seeing as David Cameron didn’t even mention police or crime in his conference speech – and the Conservative’s Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell seems to think they are plebs – I’m not all that surprised.

“People here in Lancashire want to know whether the safety of their communities is a higher priority for you than being a cheerleader for the Government’s police cuts which are damaging our police to such an extent. The safety of Lancashire is too important for you to continue to remain silent on where you stand.

“Either you are standing up for people in Lancashire against the Tory-led Government’s cuts to 550 police officers, or you are standing up for David Cameron despite the damage he is doing to policing in this area and the risk this poses to the safety of our communities.

“It’s about time Tim Ashton sets out once and for all what he thinks about the loss of over 550 police officers in Lancashire as a result of his Government’s cuts. It’s time to  come clean.”

Press Contact: : Simon_Greenhalgh@labour.org.uk

Labour Police and Crime Commissioner candidate calls on opponent to condemn Tory Cabinet Minister’s abuse to police

Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in Lancashire, has called on Tory opponent Tim Ashton to condemn the abusive remarks Cabinet Minister Andrew Mitchell reportedly shouted at Downing Street police.

The Tory Chief Whip reportedly told police “Best you learn your f***ing place. You don’t run this f***ing government” and “you’re f***ing plebs” because they wouldn’t let him pedal his bike out of Downing Street.

Clive Grunshaw said:

“It’s disgusting to think a Cabinet Minister could use this sort of disgusting language to police officers simply because they are doing their job. Continue reading

Labour’s PCC candidate promises strong and swift response to anti-social behaviour

Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate, says victims should get a response to anti-social behaviour complaints within 24 hours and has slammed the Tory-led Government for making people wait longer.

Clive said: “The Tories are weakening action on antisocial behaviour, scrapping ASBOs for weaker measures and making people wait longer for a response. People in Lancashire know that’s not good enough.

“I will work with our Chief Constable to ensure victims get a swift response. People should get a response within 24 hours. Continue reading

A project in East Lancashire has received a £500,000 BIG grant after a rise in abused women seeking help.

Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Lancashire police and crime commissioner candidate, said:

“I’m delighted that the HARV domestic violence team have been successful in their bid for funding from the Big Lottery. It is a testament to their hard work and success that they have secured such a significant amount of funding.

“It is of course a sad indictment on our society that we are witnessing such a shocking rise in the number of recorded incidents of domestic violence. This is not specific to any specific community but something that is a real cause for concern across the board.”I am particularly pleased that these funds will be targeted at assisting the most vulnerable and high risk families. This is a move in the right direction but what is needed now is a more coordinated strategic plan to tackle all incidents of domestic abuse and support the victims and their families.” Continue reading

From detection to protection: Labour launches campaign to close the domestic violence intervention gap in Lancashire

A new campaign “from detection to protection” – which is being rolled out by the Labour Party across Lancashire – aims to create a step change in tackling the devastating problem of domestic abuse.

Two women every week are killed at the hands of their abuser in England and Wales. Latest statistics show one in five 999 calls are about domestic violence.

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire Labour’s police and crime commissioner candidate, is committed to an anti domestic violence action plan; as well as engaging in a major consultation exercise that includes speaking to women’s refuge centres.

He is exploring processes that would enable the police and other bodies to become more pro-active in preventing domestic violence offending and in supporting survivors.

Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Lancashire police and crime commissioner candidate, said:

“Though many people in Lancashire have worked hard to prevent and tackle domestic abuse, the truth is that it is still far too high and too easily ignored. Continue reading

LANCASHIRE POLICE NUMBERS PLUMMET – LABOUR’S PCC CANDIDATE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE COURSE

Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Lancashire Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate, is calling on the Government to change course after alarming new figures show police numbers have fallen to the lowest for nearly a decade.

The figures show that there are now nearly 10,000 fewer officers on the streets, with the majority of the officers lost coming from 999, neighbourhood and traffic response units – the officers we rely on in an emergency.

Lancashire has lost 326 police officers since March 2010 and will lose 550 by 2015.

Labour is calling for the Government to change course and implement a proper plan to cut crime, not just police officers.

Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Lancashire PCC candidate, said:
 
“People from Lancashire want to see police on their streets, but these figures show the Tory-led Government’s cuts mean over 300 officers have already been lost from our local communities, with more cuts to come. Continue reading

PCC campaign update – Clive Grunshaw appoints Ibrahim Master as his deputy


Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate, has confirmed Ibrahim Master as a key member of his campaign team.

If elected Clive has announced he intends to appoint Ibrahim as Lancashire’s deputy PCC.

Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate, said:

“Ibrahim has a wealth of experience on the Lancashire Police Authority and I am delighted that he has agreed to become a key member of my team during the campaign and if I’m elected.

“He has a great understanding of policing and the challenges that we face.  He also has excellent links with Lancashire’s businesses and the wider community. Continue reading