Andrew Snowden selected as the Conservative candidate to be Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner
A highly-regarded Lancashire County Councillor, Andrew Snowden, has been selected as the Conservative’s Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Lancashire, with a promise to focus on grassroots community policing if elected in 2020.
Andrew, who led on the County Council’s recent £1million investment in restoring bus services, was selected at a meeting of party members in Garstang on Sunday night where he set out how we would make a difference if elected.
He said: “If elected my first priority will be to ensure we invest every penny we can in front line policing, through ensuring the budget is well-managed with maximum efficiency”.
“I would also prioritise tackling the underlying causes of crime through better partnerships with organisations and communities, investment in improving rural policing, getting tougher on anti-social behaviour and hate crime and focus on preventing the spread of knife and gang-related crime.
“These are all issues which have come up having spoken to colleagues across Lancashire.”
Andrew lives with his wife, Caroline, and their dog, Heidi, in Chorley. He was brought up by a single mum in Bolton and was the first in his family to go to University. He has done lots of charity work and volunteering over the years, and has been passionate on raising issues to help people such as promoting the ‘not every disability is visible’ campaign. Through his life experiences and as a Lancashire County Councillor he understands the worries and concerns of his fellow Lancashire residents.
He said: “From helping to establish new bus routes in Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Preston, Fylde and across Lancashire as a councillor, to where we got married in South Ribble, to where I live in Chorley and to where my Dad works in Hyndburn, I know Lancashire and I love it. And that’s why I am so disappointed that we are being let down by our current Police and Crime Commissioner – who is more interested in politicking, interfering in areas beyond his remit and abandoning rural policing. “
“As a Conservative I am determined this will change, because I am a strong believer in making public services more efficient and effective; basically working with the resources available and getting on with the job rather than trying to constantly shirk responsibility”.
“That would be how I approach being our Police and Crime Commissioner; common sense, hard work, taking responsibility and making things happen”.