Vera Baird

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National Press Releases

The Commissioner serves on a number of national bodies and on the board of national charities such as Respect and Eaves.  Find out more about this work here. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800

Commissioner Baird Joins Calls to Ban Controversial US Figure 19th November 2014

Vera Baird is backing the Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper’s call to prevent a US self-styled ‘dating coach’ from coming to the UK. Julien Blanc, who has hit the headlines because of his history of inciting violence against women,...

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Commissioner Joins Protest Against Cuts to Refuges 19th November 2014

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is backing the protest against cuts to refuges for domestic violence victims. This week (Thursday, 20 November) Women’s Aid is delivering a petition to 10 Downing Street calling on the Government to...

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Commissioners Launch Strategy to Tackle Alcohol Misuse 19th November 2014

Police and Crime Commissioners from across the country have marked Alcohol Awareness Week by launching a national plan to tackle alcohol misuse. The plan was launched at today’s APCC Partnership Summit, which brings together Police and Crime Commissioners from...

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North East Commissioners Take Their Complaint Further with the Ombudsman 18th November 2014

The three north east Police and Crime Commissioners have today taken their complaint of misconduct against Judge George Moorhouse, for his handling of domestic violence cases, a stage further by appealing to the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman. The...

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National Restorative Justice Week 17th November 2014

This week marks National Restorative Justice Week and here in the Northumbria Police region victims are being put at the heart of this work. Leading this focus is the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird who is looking...

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