ONLY DAYS UNTIL THE ELECTION
The new role of Police and Crime Commissioner marks the start of a new era for policing in the UK. This is a ground-breaking change that will replace Cambridgeshire Police Authority with a directly elected post accountable to the people.
Elections take place here and across the country on November 15th when voters will take a first step towards strengthening the relationship between police and public.
Farooq sees this as an opportunity for a new type of candidate, totally independent whose first duty is to the communities they serve rather than to any political or outside influences. Farooq has no political affiliation and stands first and foremost for the people.
A successful businessman based in Peterborough, Farooq is known for his charitable activities having raised many thousands of pounds for a variety of causes.
Married with four children, he works tirelessly as a fundraiser and his personal values and commitment to others have earned him the respect of his peers. He believes the same principles of decency, fairness and integrity should be among the qualities for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner.
A vote for Farooq is a vote for collaboration rather than confrontation as reflected in his four TIPS: Transparency… Independence… Public engagement… Social cohesion.
"We have to do things differently if we want things to change and improve. This requires a different type of candidate, someone to act as a catalyst and bring together diverse groups for the common good – that is my reason for standing in this election."
The focus for the new Commissioner will be to draw up a Police and Crime Plan based on the issues that most concern the public. The plan will help guide policing priorities. In line with his promise to 'listen and learn' Farooq has found several common themes coming through and will be updating his survey results regularly. If you'd like your views to be included please drop him an email.
People surveyed: 3,070 (Many people gave more than one answer)
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Transparency Keep the public informed and involved and hold the police to account for their actions and overall performance
Independence Represent the police and the community without bias, political or otherwise, and not be distracted by outside influences
Public engagement Facilitate two-way communication to build confidence and trust between the police and the wider community
Social cohesion Allocate adequate resource without prejudice and based on need, to enable the police to reduce crime
Feedback on Farooq's nomination has been positive and we welcome support from all sources. If you can spare some time to deliver leaflets or put up a poster please contact campaign HQ on 01733 567444 or via email.
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