Philip Allott has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election in May 2020.
Philip who runs a specialist public relations and marketing agency, was selected by Conservative members from across North Yorkshire in September 2019.
A former member of the territorial army who has previously stood as a Parliamentary candidate, Philip will campaign for election to replace Julia Mulligan, who has been North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner since 2012 and stands down in 2020.
Philip who lives in Knaresborough, is a former Councillor and town Mayor and author of the Donkeyman, which is set in North Yorkshire.
His campaign will focus onincreasing the visibility of the police, clamping down on anti-social behaviour, challenging county lines drug dealers and making the police and fire operations more efficient so that the savings can be reinvested into frontline services.
“I am delighted to be selected as the Conservative Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner candidate for North Yorkshire,” Philip said.
“Right across North Yorkshire, people want to feel safe on streets and in their homes and, if elected, I will work with the chief constable and chief fire officer and their officers to make sure this is the case.
“The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the Conservative Government have shown their commitment to the police with the plans to recruit 20,000 extra officers and will provide 10,000 more prison places.
“I will ensure North Yorkshire gets its rightful share of new officers and gets the investment needed for existing Police officers and Firefighters to continue their work to keep people across the county safe.”