Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy for Police and Crime Commissioner Surrey

Bookham Councillor for Mole Valley, Paul Kennedy has been confirmed as the Liberal Democrat candidate to take on the Conservatives in Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections on 2 May 2024.

Paul is a former barrister, accountant and actuary with over 30 years professional leadership experience in finance, governance and criminal and public law. He serves as a member of Surrey‘s cross-party Police and Crime Panel which scrutinises the work of the existing Conservative PCC. 

Paul says, “After nearly 12 years of Conservative and ‘independent’ PCCs Surrey residents pay the highest council tax in the country for our police service and have little to show for it. We all deserve better. The current Conservative PCC has diverted money from front-line policing to expand her own staff budget and has undermined local accountability. As a result the number of police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) across Surrey has halved and the average response time for the 101 service reached over 8 (eight) minutes leading to December’s damning inspection report.

If elected, I will work with the Chief Constable and his colleagues to fix the failings highlighted in the latest inspection report, bring back community policing, and deliver better value for money for residents.

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