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

Comment from the Northumbria Commissioner on the PCC by election win for Labour’s Alan Billings in South Yorkshire 3rd November 2014

“I offer my warmest congratulations to Alan Billings on his election as Police and Crime Commissioner. I was involved in the campaign at the start when Alan decided to take on a strategy like Northumbria’s Violence Against Women and...

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Police Commissioners Reject Legal Review Curbs 27th October 2014

Police Tsars Reject Legal Review Curbs Vera Baird called the changes a “worrying interference with the rights of ordinary people” Chris Harris/The Times Frances Gibb Legal Editor, The Times Newspaper   Ministers’ plans to curb the rights of individuals...

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Correspondence sent by Commissioner Baird to Chris Grayling MP in relation to the new Anti-Social Behaviour Powers 20th October 2014

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP Secretary of State Ministry of Justice 102 Petty France London SW1H 9AJ 20th October 2014 Dear Secretary of State, Anti-Social Behaviour Powers As today sees the launch of the Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, I am...

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Labour MP Nick brown Urges Party Not to Scrap Police and Crime Commissioners 20th October 2014

Labour MP Nick Brown Urges Party Not to Scrap Police and Crime Commissioners Oct 17, 2014 19:00 By Jonathan Walker from the Journal Newspaper A leading Labour MP has urged his party to rethink plans to axe Police and...

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Action Needed to tackle the True Cost of Alcohol 15th October 2014

As alcohol-related NHS admissions hit almost 10 million in England, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has again called for action to be taken in stemming the consumption of alcohol. Already this year Mrs Baird, together with fellow...

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