Lib Dems choose Simone Butterworth

Hull City Councillor Simone Butterworth has been chosen by Liberal Democrats across the Humberside Police Force area to be their candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner post.

Friday, 28th September 2012, 2:46 pm

Simone is a life-long resident of Humberside with a proven record of championing local people.

She’s worked in social care with a variety of clients, including looked after children and adults with mental health issues, and has a proud record of volunteering for the local community – she’s volunteered for Dove House Hospice, Aids Action and caring for older people.

She has represented Avenue Ward on Hull City Council from 1994-95 and then from 1998 to the present day.

Simone said:- “I’m standing in this election because people in the Humberside force

area deserve a progressive alternative to the choices on offer.

“I believe that Policing should be fair and independent – there should be no political interference in operational policing.

“Policing should respond to the needs of local communities – it’s not up to politicians to impose their views.

“At a time when there’s precious little money to go round, every available penny should be spent on front-line policing.

Hull Lib Dem leader Coun Abigail Bell welcomed Simone’s selection, said: “As a local councillor of over 15 years, Simone knows how to get things done, and how to fight people’s corner. She’s independently minded and not afraid to say what she thinks.

“Simone’s extensive experience in the public and voluntary sectors means she will be perfectly placed to hit the ground running as our new Police and Crime Commissioner.”