29 year old South Tyneside Councillor David Potts is the only democratically elected United Kingdom Independence Party representative in the North East region, and is bidding for the UKIP nomination for Northumbria PCC.
There are too many candidates in the running for all the wrong reasons. This is a highly paid job, and thus we see failed MPs and councillors crawling out of the woodwork all over the country to get their grubby paws on this disproportionate salary. I will clean up the streets of our region, make people feel safe in their homes, and tackle drug dealers and other scumbags with a firm hand, whilst taking an honorary salary of £1 per annum. We will slash administration costs to the core and focus all of our efforts on front line policing and giving our brave officers the support, equipment and time they need to focus on what is important: keeping the peace.
I will create a new, elite section of the force, known as ‘Rangers’, who will be charged with tackling serious drugs and organised crime. We will bust these gangs open and lock them up. We will also increase the size of the mounted unit who will act as ambassadors to visitors coming to our towns and cities. We will make the region a fun, safe and secure place to live, work and visit.
As for slashing waste: fat cats look out, Pottsy is coming for you.
TopOfTheCops understands that the UKIP nomination process is in its early stages and potential candidates must go through a selection process not dissimilar to that for Parliamentary candidates. Councillor David Potts has represented the Cleadon & East Boldon Ward on South Tyneside Council since 2004. He is a currency trader and VP of a US-based trading firm, but spends the vast majority of his time in the North East of England.