Mark John Young – Independent – North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2021
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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 There is a story about you in 2015 on the Daily Post titled ‘Vigilante Denbigh shop owner starts night time patrols after spate of burglaries’ after you were unhappy with police responses. Should people take matters into their own hands if they are unhappy with policing, and how far along that process would you support citizen action?
11 What are your views on fox hunting and wildlife crime?
12 Fighting cybercrime and fraud is one of your pledges, what is not currently being done to counter those in North Wales?
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?