One hundred PCC candidates make 'promises to victims'
Published: 10 October 2012
- 10 October 2012
One hundred PCC candidates have made five promises to victims and witnesses
This week, the 100th candidate for a police and crime commissioner (PCC) role signed Victim Support's manifesto, making five promises, if elected, to put victims first.
This represents the vast majority of all the registered PCC candidates so far. Signatories include candidates from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP parties as well as independents.
The manifesto is designed to help the public see which candidates have publicly committed to put victims at the top of their agenda if they are voted in on 15 November.
Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Victim Support, said: "PCCs will eventually be responsible for providing help to victims after a crime takes place. That's why we have been asking candidates to publicly declare their commitment to victims.
"So we are delighted that so many candidates, from every part of England and Wales, have signed up to these promises to victims.
"Anyone can be the victim of crime and they deserve our help and support. So we're also urging voters to attend Victim Support's public debates to question their local candidates and then use their ballot to vote for victims on 15 November."
Victim Support is not aligned with and does not support or endorse any particular candidate, or political party.
See the full list of all the candidates who have pledged to put victims first