My name is Michael Mates and I am the Conservative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It’s been my honour to serve my country, first as an officer in the British Army and, latterly, as Member of Parliament for East Hampshire.
I’m running for Police and Crime Commissioner because it’s absolutely vital that our police and our citizens feel connected as we work towards creating safer communities. The Commissioner will ensure that our police are responding to the needs of our communities and that decisions which affect Hampshire and Isle of Wight are being made locally.
Michael Mates puts forward a point of view that has not been widely reported by the press.Read more...
Michael Mates, the Conservative candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, has been championing the need for modern technology to help fight crime and calling into question whether or not his opponents have been making false promises that cannot be met.Read more...
To make sure that he is fully accountable to the residents of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Michael Mates, the Conservative candidate, has signed the Clean Campaign Pledge for the forthcoming Police Commissioner election.Read more...
“The arrival of Police and Crime Commissioners will be the most significant democratic reform of policing in our lifetime” - Nick Herbert, Minister for Policing & Criminal Justice, 2nd July 2012
The Home Office has decided that it is time to make the police answerable to the communities they serve.
Therefore, for the first time, local people will have a say in local policing priorities.
This is an essential part of the Government’s ambition to give the police a single objective: to cut crime and be ruthless in the fight against crime.
By removing the red tape surrounding the police, Chief Constables working with Police Commissioners will be able to tailor policing to the needs of the communities they serve rather than just applying a mandate from Whitehall.