Improving policing in Northamptonshire was at the top of agenda during talks between the Home Secretary and a candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner.
Conservative Stephen Mold met with Theresa May to discuss his priorities for the county if elected on May 5.
Stephen said: “I have a plan to make Northamptonshire safer and I was delighted to get the backing of the Home Secretary who listened very carefully to what I had to say. The Police and Crime Commissioner is a vital role with real power, and it is important that Northamptonshire has a commissioner who can work with Government, spend wisely and produce fresh ideas to beat crime.”
Police and Crime Commissioners were introduced four years ago. Conservative Adam Simmonds currently holds the position in Northants, but has said will not contest the up-coming election.
Home Secretary Theresa May said: “It was useful to meet with Stephen Mold ahead of these important elections in May to discuss their concerns for Northamptonshire
“A vote for a Conservative PCC is a vote for a candidate who will work with the Government to deliver lower crime and safer communities, while making effective use of police budgets.”