Hampshire & IoW police and crime commissioner results
- 15 November 2012
- From the section England
Independent Simon Hayes has been elected as Hampshire and the Isle of Wight's new police and crime commissioner.
DAVID GOODALL - Liberal Democrat
Son to a retired Hampshire police inspector and brother to a serving officer, David Goodall has been selected to stand for the Liberal Democrats.
He has been re-elected three times as an Eastleigh councillor and also works at an electronics engineering firm.
Mr Goodall believes officers' time should be spent doing police work and not paperwork.
SIMON HAYES - Independent
Simon Hayes, who is standing as an independent candidate, is the chairman of Crimestoppers Hampshire and Isle of Wight and a past chairman of Hampshire Police Authority.
He was previously a Conservative district and county councillor and was leader of New Forest District Council.
His priorities are to have sufficient numbers of police and community support officers so "criminals will know they will get caught", tackle anti-social behaviour and crackdown on violence, burglary and theft.
DON JERRARD - Justice and Anti-Corruption Party
Don Jerrard has been nominated to stand by the Justice and Anti-Corruption Party.
He is a retired solicitor and partner of an international law firm and has lived in Greatham, near Liphook, for more than 20 years.
Mr Jerrard said he will fight abuse of power within public authorities and wants the police to better protect victims of crime.
MICHAEL MATES - Conservative
Michael Mates was the Conservative member of parliament for East Hampshire from 1974 to 2010 and is standing as the party's PCC candidate.
Prior to his political career, he served in the British Army for 20 years and has also been involved in raising money for Cancer Research UK.
He said tackling offences involving violence, drugs or alcohol and rural crime are his top priorities.
JACQUI RAYMENT - Labour
Jacqui Rayment, who is standing as the Labour candidate, is deputy leader of Southampton City Council where she has served as a councillor for 15 years.
She has also been a member of Hampshire Police Authority for 15 years and chaired the authority from 2006 to 2012.
Promoting herself as the "only candidate with on the job experience", Ms Rayment said her priority is to support front line policing, oppose police cuts and tackle anti-social behaviour and crime.
STEPHEN WEST - UKIP
Stephen West was a Conservative councillor on Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council before resigning from the party in September.
He has served the Tadley Central ward since 2002 and was a Special Constable before he entered politics.
Mr West's campaign centres around six pledges: No reduction in front line policing, no increase in the council tax precept, zero-tolerance on anti-social behaviour, cutting crime, supporting victims of crime and supporting a campaign to remove speed cameras.