Police and Crime Commissioners
Here's what Police and Crime Commissioner candidates have told us:
We wrote to all Police and Crime Commissioner candidates individually during their elections in Mat 2016. These are the replies we received concerning commitments to tackling abuse of women and girls:
Avon and Somerset
Sue Mountstevens (Independent) - RE-ELECTED
Kathryn Holloway (Conservative) - ELECTED
Jason Ablewhite (Conservative) - ELECTED
Barry Coppinger (Labour) - RE-ELECTED
Hardyal Dhindsa (Labour) - ELECTED
Devon and Cornwall
Alison Hernandez (Conservative) - ELECTED
Martyn Underhill (Independent) - RE-ELECTED
Ron Hogg (Labour) - RE-ELECTED
Michael Lane (Conservative) - ELECTED
David Lloyd (Conservative) - RE-ELECTED
Lorne Green (Conservative) - ELECTED
Alan Billings (Labour) - RE-ELECTED
Matthew Ellis (Conservative) - RE-ELECTED
David Munro (Conservative) - ELECTED
Anthony Stansfeld (Conservative) - RE-ELECTED
Philip Seccombe (Conservative) - ELECTED
Are you a Police and Crime Commissioner candidate?
We are asking you to pledge to the following if elected as Police and Crime Commissioner. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your position and we will add it to this page which we are sharing widely on Twitter and Facebook.
Will you prioritise violence against women and girls with an action plan?
Will you improve your police force's performance and accountanbility of crimes of abuse of women and girls?
Will you ensure women's support services are sustainable?
Will you be cautious in any look at 'restorative justice' in relation to crimes of abuse of women and girls?
Will you review and change the police response to prostitution so that women 'selling sex' are not targeted and ensure there are 'exiting' support services?
You can find a longer version of the questions here.
Do you want to contact your Police and Crime Commissioner candidates directly?
Police and Crime Commissioners are still fairly new but they actually have huge influence over the way the police and others respond to the different forms of violence against women and girls.
EVAW is asking candidates in the England and Wales Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 5 May 2016 to pledge to make action on ending violence against women and girls a top priority. Will you do the same?
There is lots of information about the elections, and Police and Crime Commissioner powers and the candidates on this east to use website.
Download our Briefing on how to locate and contact your candidates here. They are fairly easy to find and most of them have an email address or website you can send a quick email through.
Download a template letter/email to candidates here.
We will keep a list of Police and Crime Commissioner candidates who make commitments in this area on this page. Watch this space and share any responses you get with us!