Labour has selected Emma Scott-Spivey as our Candidate for the forthcoming North Yorkshire Police Fire & Crime Commissioner by-election on November 25.
Emma was born and brought up in Harrogate but now lives in Thirsk. She is a student paramedic and the daughter of two retired police officers.
The by-election was caused by the resignation of the Conservative’s Phillip Allott, following widespread condemnation of his remarks over the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard. He was only elected in May 2021.
Emma says: “The police are facing unprecedented challenges – not just from savage cuts to funding but also due to a breakdown in trust. That trust must be rebuilt and the damage done by Phillip Allott must be repaired.
“People in North Yorkshire need a commissioner who recognises their concerns and works to address them. One who puts local people above party politics.”
“…our police and fire services must have a commissioner who they can trust, who understands the sacrifices they make every day and the pressures the face. They need a commissioner who will fight to make sure they have the resources they need to keep us safe.”
If elected, Emma will:
- Rebuild trust in North Yorkshire’s commissioner
- Fight for a fairer funding deal for North Yorkshire and for all those who keep us safe
- Tackling the epidemic of violence against women and girls
- Eliminating county lines drug dealing
- A crackdown on crime against the elderly
- Extra resources for dog thefts and crimes against animals
- Improving police and fire services in rural and coastal communities
Scarborough and Whitby Labour believe Emma will serve the interests of our communities as an excellent PFCC, particularly given her own experiences and background, working with all stakeholders to deliver effective and permanent solutions for her top priorities.
We are delighted to be actively supporting Emma’s campaign, and our team will do everything we can to help Emma be elected North Yorkshire Commissioner on November 25th 2021.
Scarborough & Whitby Labour