"On Thursday you will have your chance to have your say over who you would like to have as your Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon.
If you want to make our communities and streets safer then please give me your vote on Thursday the 5th of May.
If you want more of the same with the worst record for solving robberies and burglaries. If you are happy that there are 156 less Police here than six years ago. If it is okay that in some places violent crime and vehicle crime is on the rise. Then back the dire record of my Conservative opponent or don't bother to vote at all.
Many former and current Police Officers are supporting me and my practical programme to cut crime and make Wiltshire a safer place.
They agree with me that we need more and better equipped Police on the street making our neighbourhoods and town centres safer. I'll pay for this by cutting bureaucracy and "management".
They know that I'm on the victims' side. Criminals should confront the real impact their crimes have on people and communities. That is how you start to create reformed and responsible citizens. The profits from their crimes should be used to help victims.
These former and current Officers back my desire to focus on the cyber-crimes of on-line bullying and grooming of vulnerable children, identity theft and fraud.
They also recognise that effective policing comes with working closely with responsible citizens, community groups and charities.
I will boost Neighbourhood Watch and Farm Watch and work closely with the RSPCA to combat wildlife crime and animal abuse.
I believe our drug laws need to be reformed and rooted in science, not out-dated prejudice.
Visible policing and vibrant communities deter crime and protect our vulnerable neighbours of all ages.
If you agree with me and these many retired and current Police Officers, then I ask for your vote on Thursday.
If you would like to know more, make contact or support my campaign then find me on Facebook at Dr. Brian Mathew for Police and Crime Commissioner -
Wiltshire and Swindon, or e-mail me at the address below. If you would like a window / car poster get in touch and I'll send a couple to you.
If you would like to have your say on Police and Crime then please go to my survey and answer a few questions and add your comments. You can do this at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/THH2BDQ
Make change for the better happen here on Thursday the 5th of May by giving me your first preference vote.
Dr Brian Mathew
Liberal Democrat Prospective Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon
PS Elections in Wiltshire are won either by the Lib Dems or Conservatives. A vote for Labour or UKIP helps the Tories. In part, that is why the 2015 Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Chippenham Tina Johnston is also backing me."
Prepared by Stephen Walls, Election Agent, Liberal Democrats 17 St Marys Place, Chippenham SN15 1EL
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