Lisa Ashley Wilkins – Welsh Liberal Democrats – North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2021

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We have not had the Q&A returned yet by the candidate – check back soon.

The questions we sent are below…


1 Who are you and what relevant skills do you have for this role?

2 Candidates stand giving their plan for policing, but where, and with which communities across North Wales have you consulted with to find out their needs and opinions to form up your plans?

3 What will you do to improve transparency of the PCC’s role and work, and inform and update the public on your performance?

4 What is the main thing you would change in the current police and crime plan, and why?

5 What is your plan to prevent young people becoming involved in crime?

6 Other than drugs, what are the most problematic crimes in North Wales, what are you planning on doing about it, and how will you work with law enforcement to tackle it?

7 How will you hold law enforcement accountable, and how will you measure it?

8 Do you have a view on the current police precept level, and what you would intend to do?

9 What scope do you think the “and crime” element of the role provides? What influence do you expect to exert on justice policy beyond policing, with prisons, probation and the courts for example.

10 Your party wants to ban the use of facial recognition technology, are you comfortable with tracking mobile phones, ANPR and social media investigation, and if so, what is the difference?

11 The Welsh Liberal Democrats page announcing candidates states “police should not be something we have to fear”, do you fear the police, and do you think the people of North Wales fear the local force? If so, why?

12 Your party wants to scrap PCC’s, how does that align with wanting to take the job and running the expensive office of the PCC over the coming years?

13 Have you ever committed a crime? What happened?

14 Do we currently have any laws you disagree with that you do, or would be prepared to, break?

15 Have you ever taken recreational drugs, and do you think we should treat recreational drug addiction as a criminal or a health problem?

16 The previous PCC appeared unique in the UK to outsource PR, paying a large five figure contract a year. Will you continue that, and are there any other areas of expenditure in the Office of the PCC that you will review?


17 At the time of writing where has the top three sources of funding for your campaign come from, and are there any funding sources you feel would be relevant to voters to know about?

18 In a few lines to wrap this up, why are you the best candidate compared to your competitors?

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