Lord William Hague says: "Philip is well qualified to be North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. I have known him most of my life and can testify that he is dedicated to public service and North Yorkshire. With his background in law, PR and experience in hard-fought elections, he is well placed to take on this role and work with both the Government and the public."
Andrew Jones MP agrees: "Philip Allott will make an excellent Police and Crime Commissioner. I have known Philip for 20 years. He is a loyal, hardworking and canny campaigner. Throughout this time he has been a strong voice for the communities he is campaigning for. He listens, challenges, and demands the best for communities. Philip will bring political insight, from both rural and urban areas, and the experience of a successful business career.
These are the qualities we need in our Police and Crime Commissioner. Finding that line between protecting the operational independence of the services whilst providing leadership and strategic direction is not easy. I have been a Minister with policing responsibilities, and I have seen examples where this has not been achieved but I know Philip would get it right. I know he would support Conservative colleagues at local and national level right across our county.
Philip Allott is who we need as our Police and Crime Commissioner."
This Conservative Government has made policing a priority. In North Yorkshire we are already recruiting an extra 50 police officers and in addition the Government is recruiting 20,000 more officers nationally as part of its Be a Force For All - of which around 200 officers will be allocated to North Yorkshire, allowing the size of our local force to be expanded to an all-time high.
Please elect Philip Allott as North Yorkshire's Police Fire and Crime Commissioner on May 7 2020.