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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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In the running for Police and Crime Commissioner in the Thames Valley

Posted by davidburbage on May 24, 2012

22nd May 2012
Cllr David Burbage announces his intention to stand for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner in the Thames Valley

The new Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place on November 15th 2012 and Cllr David Burbage, Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council (RBWM) is today announcing that he has put his name forward as a potential Conservative candidate for the role.
Cllr Burbage said “I am pleased to confirm that I have put my name forward for consideration for the post of Thames Valley Police Crime and Commissioner. This is a role I have both the experience and enthusiasm to deliver, and hope that I can succeed in securing a nomination from the Party to offer my services to Thames Valley residents in November”.
He continued “I’ve been a supporter of better democratic oversight of policing for some time, and although doing a worthy job, current police authority arrangements are invisible and unaccountable to the general public.”
As well as being RBWM Leader since 2007, Cllr Burbage served on the Thames Valley Police Authority in 2009/10, and is currently the Chairman of the South East Strategic Leaders, comprising County Council and Unitary Authority Leaders across the south east and nearby. He also currently chairs the Berkshire Leaders’ Group, a coordinating committee of Berkshire Unitary Authorities.
Cllr Burbage concluded “I’m also honoured to have been asked by colleagues at Conservative Central HQ to speak on behalf of potential candidates at the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) Conference in Manchester this week. I expect to be on a cross party Question Time style panel on Wednesday, where I can compare senior police officers’ understanding of the role under the new legislation and the ever-changing policing landscape. I would like to stress that I’ve not been selected at this stage, and still need to convince colleagues I am the right man for the job!”

See more at www.burbage4tvpcc.com …

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