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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Mary Robinson (Independent)

MARY ROBINSON (independent) is 59 and lives at Ainstable, near Carlisle. She is the deputy leader of Eden Council and is in her second term as chair of Carlisle and Eden Community Safety Partnership, a cross-agency alliance that tackles crime.

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Mary Robinson: Independent

She has spent more than 40 years working with youths and the community and represents Alston and East Fellside on Cumbria County Council

She says: “Policing in our county is far too important to be politicised. I stand for an independent, common-sense approach to policing with residents’ interests at heart of an agreed Policing Plan.

“Residents tell me the police don’t always listen and don’t always communicate with them effectively. By listening to the residents of Copeland and harnessing their local pride and energy for improving their neighbourhoods, I would work to meet their expectations of what a high-quality police service should deliver.

“One size doesn’t fit all – there has to be local solutions for local problems.

“Now serving my second term as chairman of the Carlisle and Eden Community Safety Partnership, I understand community safety and the importance of good partnership working by the public services.

“I have already started to fight for fairer funding for Cumbria due to its sparse nature and the increased costs which result.

“I have the knowledge, skills, commitment to serve as your police and crime commissioner and believe:

n there should be zero tolerance of crime and antisocial behaviour.

n the excellent work around domestic violence needs to be supported.

n policing must be fairly delivered

n by working more closely with our communities they become the important partner they should be to reduce crime.

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