David Watts

Liberal Democrat Councillor For Bramcote, Parliamentary Candidate for Newark and Crime and Policing Spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Learn more

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Crime and Policing Spokeperson

by David Watts on 4 June, 2021

I am honoured that my Lib Dem colleagues across Nottinghamshire have asked me to act as the crime and policing spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats in Nottinghamshire.

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Local Liberal Democrat Police and Crime Commissioner candidate David Watts is calling for a return to proper community policing, as half of all people say they never see police patrols in their local area. New analysis by the Liberal Democrats reveals that 40,087 crimes reported to Nottinghamshire police last year were closed without a suspect […]

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Honesty. openness and accountability

by David Watts on 14 April, 2021

I despise politicians who are dishonest, lazy or arrogant. Those who only look for a photo op and don’t do any actual work are not worthy of the position that they hold. I won’t be like that if I’m elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire. This video contains my pledge on […]

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Tackling Rural Crime

by David Watts on 13 April, 2021

Rural communities and rural crime are given a low priority by the police. This video contains my pledge to do better. See it here

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Funding The Police

by David Watts on 12 April, 2021

Labour raised council tax in Nottinghamshire to fund the police by double any other council tax rise. This is wrong. This video sets out my objections to it and gives my pledges on police funding. See it here.

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Zero Tolerance On Racism

by David Watts on 11 April, 2021

Racism in the police and criminal justice system cannot be tolerated. This video sets out my views. View it here.

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Dealing With Drugs

by David Watts on 10 April, 2021

I want an evidence based approach to dealing with drugs. The so called war on drugs isn’t working so lets try something that is. I explain more in this video. Click here to see it.

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Bin The Bill

by David Watts on 10 April, 2021

The governments Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing bill is one of the most illiberal bills ever introduced by a government, This video explains why I am so opposed to it. See it here.

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Why Vote For Me?

by David Watts on 7 April, 2021

I’m standing to be Nottinghamshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner. This video explains why I am the best person for the job. Click on the Read More button and then view it here.

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What is a Police and Crime Commissioner

by David Watts on 7 April, 2021

I’ve created this short video to explain what a Police and Crime Commissioner is. View it here.

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