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Liberal Democrats want councillor to be police chief
1:30pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
THE LIBERAL Democrats have unveiled their candidate to be Hampshire’s first every Police and Crime Commissioner.
The 49-year-old told the Daily Echo he supported the decriminalisation of cannabis and would consider retaining some of the current police authority if elected.
Mr Goodall, whose brother is also a serving police inspector, said: “The most important issue facing the new Police and Crime Commissioner will be how to provide a good police service across Hants and the Isle of Wight given the current state of public finances.
“I believe the key is getting value for money by ensuring that police officers’ time is maximised doing police work and not paperwork. Good use of technology and a cull of forms will be essential.”
Mr Goodall also chairs West End Parish Council and works as a project manager for a research and development firm.
Voters will chose the £85,000 commissioner in an election on November 15.
Mr Goodall will be up against former MP Michael Mates for the Conservatives , independent Simon Hayes, and Southampton councillor Jacqui Rayment for Labour.