Vera Baird

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Vera’s Views

Northumbria’s Commissioner regularly writes columns for local and national newspapers and publications – read them here. If you would like Commissioner Baird to write an article for your publication, please ring 0191 221 9800.

Providing Effective Policing in Northumbria 8th February 2018

As Chronicle readers will know, I have been lobbying the government hard over their unfair funding for our police service. Since 2010 Northumbria Police have had to endure cuts imposed on us of over £135 million, this has not...

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Paying for policing – government must address funding formula 30th January 2018

Just before Christmas, right up until last week I’ve been working with my team to find out the views of local residents on the amount of council tax to be paid for local policing – the police precept. As...

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It’s been a busy year – but the work continues to put Northumbria first. 28th November 2017

Here we are – at the end of 2017, it’s unbelievable how quick the year has gone by! It’s certainly been a busy year with many demands.   In a couple of weeks time, I will receive Northumbria’s funding...

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Neighbourhood policing – it’s my priority 25th October 2017

Following on from last month’s Vera’s views, I wanted to focus further on neighbourhood policing.  When I was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, I gave a commitment that I would do everything I could to protect...

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Vera’s views from Brighton 29th September 2017

I’m writing this edition of Vera’s Views from “sunny” Brighton at the Labour Party Conference. Yesterday conference debated Home Affairs focusing on protecting and investing in our communities. There was focus on the number of police officers lost since 2010....

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