Kim McGuinness has been selected as Labour’s candidate to stand for Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria in the upcoming by-election on the 18th of July.
As a hard working Labour councillor Kim has been involved in work with the police to tackle anti-social behaviour locally looking at both the causes and impact. As a local authority Cabinet Member she has experience of working hard across the region to protect and enhance frontline services.
She lives locally with her partner who is a member of the Armed Forces. Kim has a background of working for charities that support the most disadvantaged in our society and currently works for a military charity.
Speaking after the announcement, Kim said:
“I am honoured and humbled to have been selected as Labour’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner.
“We need a Labour Police and Crime Commissioner now more than ever to stand up to Tory police cuts. The Tories have slashed police budgets and are more concerned with fighting amongst themselves than making sure our police force have the funds they need to get more cops on the street and keep our communities safe.
“People want and deserve to rely on their local community policing teams. I want to make sure the police are there when people need them and that the voice of victims is at the heart of the system.
“I’m going to be working around the clock to get Labour’s message out to voters across the region.”