Police and Crime election – what matters to you?

Police and Crime Commissioner election is on November 15
Police and Crime Commissioner election is on November 15
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Have your say

On November 15 Fylde coast residents go to the ballot box to vote for Lancashire’s first ever Police and Crime Commissioner.

Four men - Tim Ashton (Conservative), Clive Grunshaw (Labour), Afzal Anwar (Lib Dem) Robert Drobny (UKIP) – are seeking election.

The police have a massive job on their hands - keeping the public safe, catching criminals and smashing organised crime rings.

Now, if you could influence all the many priorities the police have, how would you juggle them?

This is something that police and crime commissioners are going to have to do, as well as considering what the public want and how the police and other services support victims of crime.

So what is the most important issue for you ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner election on November 15.

Are they to:

Improve the visibility of policing on the beat

Improve community relations

Reduce reoffending

Improve crime prevention initiatives

Get better value for money

Partnership work with local services

Consult and involve the public

Improve the service victims of crime receive

Let The Gazette know what you think. Leave your comments below on what you think the new person in charge of policing in Lancashire should focus on and also vote in today’s interactive vote (in the panel to the right of this story).

We will feature the best of your comments in The Gazette ahead of this ground-breaking election.