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The man elected as Shropshire’s first-ever police commissioner has pledged to donate £20,000 from his £75,000-a-year salary to a new charity to help victims of crime.
Independent candidate Bill Longmore, who lives in Hanwood near Shrewsbury, said the money will be put towards establishing a new charity as he celebrated his victory in the West Mercia area. “It is a charity for the prevention of crime and to help victims of crime,” he said. Mr Longmore hailed his win as a victory for people power, with voters turning their backs on the traditional political parties.
Independent candidate Bill Longmore, of Hanwood near Shrewsbury, beat Conservative candidate Adrian Blackshaw and Labour’s Simon Murphy at the count in Shrewsbury yesterday. “It is a victory for common sense. The people have won because they voted for me and against politics in the police,” he said.