Tony Bunday is standing for public office for the first time. His long career and experience mean he’s a perfect fit. He’ll fight to fix crime in Eastleigh and Hampshire. Here’s everything you need to know about Tony.
I have not stood for public office before but I do have an extensive professional background. This includes working closely with the Police in a number of different roles – I have a deep understanding of many of the challenges encountered by our local police. It’s this understanding that means I have knowledge, skills, and experience that equip me to be your Police and Crime Commissioner and make Eastleigh better. I’m standing because I have a commitment and determination to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Hampshire and the IOW.
I grew up in a village on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border near Romsey and attended my local village primary school. After I finished, I went on to Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School in Salisbury. Despite other opportunities, I have lived all my adult life in Hampshire – it’s a place love and cherish. in 1981, I married my wife, Carol, and we have one son, Matt, who is a Southampton City Councillor and University Lecturer. I feel very fortunate to have been able to build a family and spend my career in the communities I want to now represent.
Having had a varied, and sometimes challenging career, I believe that I have the knowledge, skills, and experience required for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner – I am a very resilient person and I do not give up in the face of adversity. Hard work and fairness drive me to make a difference and challenge that unfairness that exists in our communities. As a passionate member of the Labour movement, I have the desire to give myself fully to serving both our Police Force and our community with hard work, fairness and decency.
In my personal life, I’m a passionate sportsman (love Rugby and cricket) and I volunteer at a number of organisations, including foodbanks, student mentoring and my local church.
My policies and priorities
If I’m fortunate enough to be elected, I am totally committed to delivering a range of policies that will meet policing needs and those of victims across the Hampshire and the IoW:
- A police force committed to the needs of victims
- A police force that works with, and is trusted by our communities
- A police force that employs proven crime reduction and prevention strategies
- A police force who’s dealings with all members of the public are as positive and professional as they can be
- A police force committed to fairness and equality
- A police force that values and protects its staff, and is as safe and rewarding as it can be to work in
- An ethical service, in both its dealings with suppliers and contractors, and its commitment to limiting its environmental impact
Where can I learn more?
You can find out more about my campaign, sign up to my news letter and see the latest news at: https://www.tonybunday.co.uk/policies/
If you have any questions or want to have a discussion about my plans, please don’t hesitate to contact me.