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Wiltshire Conservatives announce their Candidate for the PCC Elections

Mr Angus MacPherson has been selected by Wiltshire Conservatives as their Candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections on 15th November 2012


Angus has a long record of public service. He has served as a borough councillor and is a trustee of several Wiltshire charities.

He has been a leading member of the Police Authority for 7 years. He is responsible for the introduction of the performance monitoring system, which has underpinned recent performance improvements. His experience in preparing a Policing Plan will be invaluable for producing the much wider Police and Crime Plan required by new legislation.

Angus has many of the skills required of a Commissioner: commercial finance, knowledge of policing and police finance, of drugs and alcohol services and of the criminal justice system. He has established contacts with many of the organisations from whom services might be commissioned.

He has experience in public consultation using surveys, Area Boards and Localities and meeting MPs, and the Youth Parliament.

He is committed to localism, the “Wiltshire” cap badge and maintaining neighbourhood teams embedded within communities, demonstrated by his energetic lead in the move to co-locate Police and Council services in campuses and localities. Additionally he is committed to maintaining local police response and retaining local direction and control, whilst supporting collaboration with other forces, Angus is able to ‘hit the ground running’ at a time of great challenge and change within Wiltshire Police and all public services. He is well placed to promote further improvement in policing within context of community needs, the complexities of modern policing, and to promote improvements to criminal justice system through commissioning and partnership.

His other interests in the county are as a governor of Dauntsey’s School and as a trustee of The Community Foundation. He also runs two charities working with the homeless.



15 NOVEMBER 2012
All Conservative members living in Wiltshire and Swindon are invited to meet the candidates for the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner Elections being held on 15 November.

We were all impressed with the style of meetings conducted for the MEP candidates when members sat down at tables, whilst each candidate had 10 minutes with each group and moved from table to table. Therefore, we will be holding similar meetings for you to meet the PCC candidates.

Given the geography of Wiltshire and Swindon there will be 3 meetings spread throughout the county.

You are welcome to attend whichever meeting suits you best, you can bring your ballot paper with you or post it back to the office. There will be an opportunity to listen to the candidates and ask questions. You will be asked to vote by ranking the candidates in order of your preferred choice.

The votes will be counted and the result declared at the Morrison Hall, 12 Brown Street, Salisbury SP1 1HE as soon as the count has concluded (estimated 5.30pm).

Mon 16th July ■ Corn Exchange, Market Place, Wiltshire, Devizes SN10 1BN Wed 18th July ■ Ellendune Centre, Barrett Way Wroughton Wiltshire SN4 9LW Fri 20th July ■ Red Lion Hotel, 4 Milford Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2AN
All three venues have ample parking.
HOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND AND VOTE NB : Wiltshire and Swindon have chosen a postal ballot of members and the closing date is 27 July 2012. Ballot Papers will be sent as soon as possible after the selection council produces its final list on 30 June 2012. Please register with Wiltshire Conservatives by either emailing

(including your name, full postal address and postcode) or by telephoning 01722 333141.
*Qualifying members are those who have been full voting members for three months as of 27 July 2012. If you have any queries about your membership status, please contact your Association office directly.

All make it home following Claire Perry's Sponsored Walk

Congratulations must go to all those who took part in Claire Perry’s 5-mile Sponsored walk through West Woods on Saturday (19th April). Everyone completed the five mile course through the bluebell laden woodland. Some of the walkers, including Claire’s dog Zinzan, are pictured here . . . . . .

Our Conservative Future Chairman, Ellie Vesey-Thompson heads off to the Gambia

Ellie Vesey-Thompson, our Chairman of Conservative Future, heads off to the Gambia for a month in July, and is hosting a charity fund-raiser to raise funds for a charity project over there. The evening includes live music, a charity auction and a golden-envelope raffle. Auction items include a week in a luxurious Spanish villa, a day shooting, an art course and much more! the event is on Saturday 26th May, 8pm-11pm at The Theatre on the Hill (St John's). Tickets are £10 per person, table bookings are available. For more information, contact Ellie: