Haltemprice and Howden Constituency Labour Party are pleased to announce that Keith Hunter has been formally endorsed as their preferred candidate in the race to secure the Labour nomination for the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner election in November.
The region will join every police authority region outside in going to the polls to elect their first Police and Crime Commissioner. The role involves managing the multi million pound budget for the police as well as appointing and monitoring the performance of the Chief Constable and the service as a whole.
Haltemprice and Howden Vice Chair Sarah Melvin said, “We are delighted that Keith Hunter, one of our own local Labour Party activists is standing for election to this key post, which requires in depth knowledge and a calm attention to detail. Along with his burning passion to serve the community Keith has all the skills needed to make a success of the position of Commissioner and we are proud to endorse his candidacy”.
“The members have spoken”, said Party Chairman Dermot Rathbone. “Two Branches endorsed Keith, and the CLP voted to support the democratic wishes of our grassroots members. As a former divisional Commander in Hull, Keith not only managed a £35 million budget but also achieved a remarkable and nationally praised fall of 40% in crime levels during his period in charge. Despite the economic and social challenges that faced his division, Keith’s calm but decisive leadership led to his area becoming a safer place for everyone in the community. You can have all the good intentions in the world, but Keith has that rare ability to make his vision for the community a reality”.
Mr. Hunter has secured endorsements across the region and this latest announcement sees Constituency Labour Party organisations on both sides of the river back Keith’s campaign.