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

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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Commissioner Criticises TV Presenters Comments on Rape 14th October 2014

The comments of broadcaster Judy Finnigan in her debut on the TV programme ‘Loose Women’ in relation to a high profile rape case involving a footballer have been criticised by Vera Baird. The former Richard and Judy star was...

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Commissioner Supports ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ 14th October 2014

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is encouraging people to support the TUC as it urges ‘Britain needs a pay rise’. This Saturday, 18 October, a march supporting the living wage takes place in London with other demonstrations...

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