Councillor Jon Hunt is the Lib Dem candidate for West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.
Jon Hunt is standing because he is fed up, like many residents, with the state of local policing.
He wants the expensive post of PCC abolished ...and he wants to bring back local policing.
Jon Hunt's themes are:
1/ Make Policing Local! Jon wants effective local police teams, based in their communities and enabled to work with residents to prevent crime and disorder and support victims. There will be more detail soon when Jon Hunt launches detailed proposals.
2/ Abolish this costly and wasteful post.
Jon Hunt has set out plans to replace the Police and Crime Commissioner with an elected deputy mayor. "£2.6 million a year to run the PCC's office is equivalent to two police station closures a year," said Jon.
In the meantime Jon has pledged he will not take the PCC's salary of £100,000 or appoint a deputy paid an astonishing £67,000. Jon would peg the PCC's pay to council leaders around the region so the PCC is on a level with senior councillors.Alongside this Jon will be setting out proposals to tackle other pressing problems raised by the public. This especially includes dangerous driving..and Jon has been pressing recently for councils, the police and the West Midlands Combined Authority, led by an elected Mayor, to work together to ensure speed cameras on all main roads.
About Jon HuntJon Hunt has been an outspoken and well-known councillor in Birmingham for nearly 20 years. He has held a number of senior posts, leading on education and children's scrutiny in Birmingham for several years and becoming vice-chair of the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority.