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Liberal Democrats back Graham Colley to stand for Kent Police & Crime Commissioner election 

June 22, 2020 10:30 AM
By Medway Liberal Democrats - Alan Wells

Graham ColleyLiberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Graham Colley has been selected as their candidate at the next Police and Crime Commissioner election, due to take place in May 2021. Graham has been a vocal supporter of Kent Police and will campaign for more frontline officers, community policing and improved visibility of police, especially in rural areas of the county.

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Graham Colley represented the Party in the Rochester and Strood Constituency in the 2019 General Election and has previously been involved in Party and charitable bodies on behalf of the public.He is offering a fresh approach to policing in Kent.

A Party member since university, Graham Colley knows Kent well and lives in Rochester, having campaigned in many Kent elections. Graham has been a Parliamentary candidate previously for Mid-Kent (twice) and a former Kent County Councillor for Medway South and co-chair of the Kent Fire & Public Protection committee.

Graham Colley said: "I feel privileged and honoured to have been selected for the PCC, and want to focus on caring for our community, our neighbourhoods, and our Police. I want to bring back community policing, get drugs off our streets and deliver a fairer deal for Kent."

"As a Liberal Democrat in Kent, I have seen at first hand the impact of withdrawing community policing, and increasing lawlessness on our streets. These have been exacerbated by Conservative cuts to youth services, mental health and road safety at Kent County Council. We need a new partnership with Kent Police and a fairer deal for the men and women who put their lives at risk to keep us all safe."

For more information please contact pcccandidate@grahamcolley.org

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Graham Colley has been selected to stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Police & Crime Commissioner election in 2021.

"I am delighted to have been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate to stand in the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner's election next year. I have been a vocal supporter of Kent Police and will campaign for more frontline officers and improved visibility of policing, especially in rural areas of the county. Both things I will take forward into the election campaign and hopefully beyond."

Graham is a very active campaigner for the Lib Dems and enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities and does a great deal of voluntary work in the community.

Graham is President of the Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association-/Rights-Liberties-Justice (Newsletter editor and former Chair).

  • He studied Law at Aberystwyth and European Law at the College of Europe and has an MBA from City University Business School. Graham has recently completed a research degree in Banking Reform at the University of Kent.

  • He has been a Legal Aid lawyer in Lambeth, Westminster and Chatham and now has a practice specialising in Wills and Inheritance issues.

  • Graham has shown years of service to the Party in Kent fighting for Liberalism and the European ideal, fighting to help overcome the divisions in Society.