Former Health and Social Care Manager Tony Bunday is Labour’s Candidate for the Hampshire and IoW Police and Crime Commissioner

Southampton-based Tony Bunday (62) is standing to become Hampshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner in the local elections on the 6th May. He’s a former health and social care manager and currently carries out inspections for the Care Quality Commission, the government’s regulator of health and social care services.

In a varied career, Tony got to understand first-hand the work of the Police and Criminal Justice system in Hampshire. He was a Youth Justice Officer in Basingstoke, managed a young offender team across Portsmouth and Havant, and managed mental health, forensic, homelessness, and substance misuse services in Southampton.

Tony believes this frontline knowledge and his experience as an inspector make him well qualified to oversee and monitor local police and criminal justice services.

During lockdown Tony has been holding socially distanced meetings on police and crime issues with community groups and would be delighted to talk with more groups and individuals across the county.

He said,” I want to see a police service which works for all communities. To do that we need to invest in more effective crime reduction measures, provide better support and resources for the police, and improve public access to police services.”