May 20 2013 Latest news:
By Chandni Tanna
Friday, August 3, 2012
The English Defence League has announced their candidate to stand for election for police and crime commissioner (PCC) in Bedfordshire.
Kevin Carroll will stand as PCC candidate for the Bedfordshire Police Authority.
A statement on the English Defence League website said: “Kevin has strong views on policing and amongst other things will be campaigning for end to cuts in the police service and substantial improvements to pay and conditions of officers on the street.”
The statement also says Mr Carroll will put “an end to political correctness, which is forced on officers by their politicised superiors, hampering their ability to deal with serious crime.
“Officers tackling crime out on the street need to know that they have 100 per cent backing of their superiors.”
The statement goes on to say Mr Carroll will campaign to put “an end to ‘two-tier’ policing. He will also look to strengthen “policing of anti-social behaviour that blights the lives of many families.”
The website says that Mr Carroll will campaign so that “no more police time is wasted on manning speed traps,”
For Mr Carroll’s candidacy, the English Defence League need a deposit of £5,000, and are asking members and supporters to give what they can.
A PCC will replace the existing police authorities with responsibility for cutting crime, setting the annual force budget, and consulting with victims on policing priorities. They will be publicly elected for four year terms.