Neil Eyre - an independent voice

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Neil Eyre, from Scunthorpe, is a 34 year old father of two and is standing as an independent

He said: “I’m here to be a non political option for the Humberside area.

“Someone has to be the person to step up and try to give some form of credible alternative to the party politician. I’m not saying i am that person but I could be if that’s what the people of Humberside want.

“If I get the support on polling day I get the credibility to take on the political establishment and hopefully do some good.

“I cant promise that I will get it all right and certainly won’t promise to bring down crime.

“It would be a lie to promise this because there is no way of knowing how things will be in five years, it would still be a lie if it was 12 months!

He said: “I’m going to try give us all the best value for our money.

“The budget is around £160 million a year. This is our money so shouldn’t we be trying to get the most out of it?

“I plan to have discussions with as many senior police officers as possible, not to get advice, but to have them tell me what they spend our money on.

“I think its important that we direct the police the way we want, after all they are the servants here.

“This is not the typical jargon you would hear coming out of a party political candidate. What you hear from them is what a party has dictated to them. Is that what we really want - a private members club running our police? I don’t want that.”

He said: “I answer to no party. I would do my hiring and firing based on the best person for the job. I don’t see groups or special interests like parties do. I don’t owe favors to companies that have made party donations. I will make my decisions based on what is right for all individuals within our community regardless of whether it’s good or bad politics. I won’t make any decisions based on politics at all. I’ll make decisions based on what a budget dictates can be done and where possible give what doesn’t get used back to the people.”