Conservatives announce current Herts Police and Crime Commissioner will stand again

The election is due to be held in May 2021

Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 12:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 1:07 pm

The Conservative Party has announced that David Lloyd, the current Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, will stand again for the role next year.

The election is due to be held in May 2021.

Mr Lloyd became Hertfordshire’s first police and crime commissioner when he was elected in 2012 and won re-election for a second term in 2016.

He said: "I have been in the role for the last eight years, and I bring experience to the position.

"In that time you get to know what is important in the area, what matters to people and what their priorities are, and they become your priorities.

"My first priority is to keep crime low. We have a well managed force and have great people in Herts and crime is not sky high like it is in other areas.

"We have got low crime and I want to keep it one of the safest places in the UK.

"I want to protect local policing. I have ensured a strong local policing model in Hertfordshire has been preserved with a police team and Chief Inspector in each borough.

"My next priority is to increase more officers. I did that last year and this year, and by next year there will be more police officers than there ever has been in Hertfordshire.

"I want to maximise the efficiency between ourselves and neighbouring forces to help keep crime low.

"I want to keep tax low and continue to only charge tax payers what is required to meet operational demands while focusing on efficiency and effectiveness.

"The support given to victims in Hertfordshire is great, the victim care centre Beacon is one of the best in the country and I want that to continue.

"We have a good police force and programme here in Hertfordshire."