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Police chief candidate welcomes impartiality oath
Angus Macpherson Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Swindon and Wiltshire, haswelcomed the new oath of impartiality which PCCs will swear when they are elected to office.
The successful candidate for this position, elected for the first time on 15 November, will pledge to represent ‘all sections of the public without fear or favour’.
The oath makes clear that Police and Crime Commissioners must always act with integrity and will echo the commitment police officers make to serve every member of the public impartially.
Macpherson said: "If elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire I will be a strong voice for all local people, holding our police to account: how our money is spent and what the policing priorities are locally. I will also be a strong voice for the victims of crime.
"I am committed to serving everyone in Swindon and Wiltshire without fear or favour. If local people put their trust in me I will be proud to take the oath of impartiality and will always put the people I serve first."
Nick Herbert MP, Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, said: "Police and Crime Commissioners will be important public servants and it is right that they make a formal public commitment to the communities they will serve."
Mr Macpherson will go up against Labour’s Clare Moody, a senior official at Unite, who was the first candidate announced in May. The Lib Dems have yet to announce a candidate.