Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

John Howson's election countdown Q&A Day 9

Day 9 - Q. How do you intend to raise awareness of the police and crime commissioner’s role and the related accountability framework?

A. The PCC must be visible in the media and accountable to local politicians and other groups. However, the Thames valley PCC covers a large area and there is a need to balance other priorities with the public relations aspects, but without spending too much on this work.

The PCC should attend annual scrutiny sessions with key upper tier council committees providing they are prepared to put the work in to make such sessions a valuable use of the PCC and councillor’s time.

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