Why me? asks PCC Candidates to #SignTheRJPledge

Before the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on the 6th of May, Why me? asked every candidate to #SignTheRJPledge .

Restorative Justice can transform the lives of people affected by crime, giving them the chance to have their questions answered, explain the damage done by the incident and move forward. Every victim of crime with a known offender should be informed about Restorative Justice, but data from the Office of National Statistics shows that only 5% recall this happening in reality. 

This isn’t good enough, and are trying to change it together.

Victims of crime should be able to decide for themselves whether they want to explore Restorative Justice, and be offered a referral to a restorative provider. 

We asked PCC candidates to #SignTheRJPledge to support giving victims of crime this opportunity. 

 

The Pledge

We asked candidates to agree to “work to ensure that any victim of crime is informed about Restorative Justice, and can decide for themself if they want a referral to our Restorative provider”

 

 

 

 


Who signed

10 people who were sitting PCCs signed up… 

Dafydd Llywelyn – Plaid Cymru PCC for Dyfed-Powys

Martin Surl – Independent PCC for Gloucestershire

Clive Grunshaw – Labour PCC for Lancashire

Lord Willy Bach – Labour PCC for Leicestershire

Arfon Jones – Plaid Cymru PCC for North Wales 

Paddy Tipping – Labour PCC for Nottinghamshire

Tim Passmore – Conservative PCC for Suffolk

David Munro – Independent PCC for Surrey

Philip Seccombe – Conservative PCC for Warwickshire

David Jamieson – Labour PCC for West Midlands

 

31 people who were running to become PCCs signed up…

Cleo Lake – Green PCC Candidate for Avon & Somerset

John Smith – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Avon & Somerset

Jas Parmar – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Bedfordshire

Nicky Massey – Labour PCC Candidate for Cambridgeshire

Rupert Moss-Eccardt – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Cambridgeshire

Barbara Cannon – Labour PCC Candidate for Cumbria

Mark Christie – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Cumbria

Gareth Derrick – Labour PCC Candidate for Devon & Cornwall

Brian Blake – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Devon & Cornwall

Patrick Canavan – Labour PCC Candidate for Dorset

Chris Vince – Labour PCC Candidate for Essex

Tony Bunday – Labour PCC Candidate for Hampshire

Richard Murphy – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Hampshire

Philip Ross – Labour PCC Candidate for Hertfordshire

Lola Oyewusi – Labour PCC Candidate for Kent

Ross Willmott – Labour PCC Candidate for Leicestershire

Emily Spurrell – Labour PCC Candidate for Merseyside

Kris Brown – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Merseyside

Andy Dunbobbin – Labour PCC Candidate for North Wales

Alison Hume – Labour PCC Candidate for North Yorkshire

Keith Tordoff MBE – Independent PCC Candidate for North Yorkshire

Michael Baker – Independent PCC Candidate for South Wales

James Sandbach – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Suffolk

Paul Kennedy – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Surrey

Paul Richards – Labour PCC Candidate for Sussex

Ben Twomey – Labour PCC Candidate for Warwickshire

Margaret Rowley – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for West Mercia

Kuldip Sahota – Labour PCC Candidate for West Mercia

Simon Foster – Labour PCC Candidate for West Midlands

Junab Ali – Labour PCC Candidate for Wiltshire

John Smith – Independent PCC candidate for Avon and Somerset

 

Three people running to be Mayor signed up…

Luisa Porritt – Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate for London

Sian Berry – Green Mayoral Candidate for London

Simon Lepori – Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate for Manchester

 

Which culminated in six of the PCCs elected in 2021 having signed the pledge

Philip Seccombe – Conservative PCC for Warwickshire

Tim Passmore – Conservative PCC for Suffolk

Dafydd Llywelyn – Plaid Cymru PCC for Dyfed-Powys

Andy Dunbobbin – Labour PCC for North Wales

Emily Spurrell – Labour PCC for Merseyside

Simon Foster – Labour PCC for West Midlands

 

Thank you so much for your support, which will help to give people affected by crime power over their own recovery.

© 2021 Why me? Charity no. 1137123. Company no. 6992709.