My promise to the people of South Yorkshire.
If elected all candidates will have to sign an oath of impartiality.
In the absence of that, currently, we can only take their word for it.
I will go further than this “wait and see” promise.
“I, Nigel Bonson, of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, sincerely promise that I will act at all times with integrity and impartiality. I will act and take decisions, free of the influence or interference of Government, any political party, the trade unions or any specific individual or body.”
I am able to do this. I am not the puppet of large donors. I have maintained my integrity and impartiality whilst working within the police and the wider criminal justice system for the last 38 years and that will not change.
Here is the official oath from the Home Office website and I adhere to that too…
Police and crime commissioner oath
“I, Nigel Bonson of South Yorkshire do solemnly and sincerely promise that I will serve all the people of South Yorkshire Force Area in the office of police and crime commissioner without fear or favour.
I will act with integrity and diligence in my role and, to the best of my ability, will execute the duties of my office to ensure that the police are able to cut crime and protect the public.
I will give a voice to the public, especially victims of crime and work with other services to ensure the safety of the community and effective criminal justice.
I will take all steps within my power to ensure transparency of my decisions, so that I may be properly held to account by the public.
I will not seek to influence or prevent any lawful and reasonable investigation or arrest, nor encourage any police action save that which is lawful and justified within the bounds of this office.”