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£1,570
raised of £10,000 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,570 to help fund Julie Hambleton's bid to become the next West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner 2021

    Birmingham, England
    Funded on Wednesday, 17th March 2021

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    Story

    In the years my brother and I have spent campaigning for justice for my sister and the other victims of the Birmingham Pub Bombings, I have met many people, ranging from those in authority and with influence to the ordinary man and woman in the street.

    I learned very quickly that it was your ordinary people that are the most reliable and trustworthy. What they lack in influence they more than make up for in substance.

    We have been shunned by those in authority and those with influence. It was ordinary members of the public who came to our aid, it is they who stood shoulder to shoulder with our families and gave the Justice for the 21 campaign the profile it has - we will forever be in your debt.

    While talking to our supporters, some of them, I might add, serving frontline police officers - people who experience life at the coalface rather than the influential who tend to live in a bubble, it soon became apparent many share similar concerns regarding law and order, generally.

    People feel isolated and as a result unsafe, from city centre business owners, to the owners of industrial premises, even people in their own homes. The public believe the police, particularly senior officers, no longer see them or their concerns as a priority. The public believe the police have virtually withdrawn from the streets and no longer act as a proactive deterrent, but as solely a reactive, politically driven force.

    In the last 12 months or so, we've seen a 35 minute response to a Birmingham city centre machete attack. City centre armed robberies, attacks on schoolchildren not responded to at all.

    The main complaint, and this again has come from some frontline officers, seems to be that the senior management within West Midlands Police are detached from the everyday realities of life, more concerned with virtue signalling political gesture policing rather than the nuts and bolts of basic crime fighting. Criminals in this city appear to have lost their fear of consequence, in some cases returning to the scenes of their crimes to commit more; simply because they know the chances of them being caught are negligible.

    Many people in the West Midlands, many of them supporters of Justice4the21, feel abandoned, desperate in some cases. They feel unsafe and don't know what to do.

    I am now a seasoned campaigner, through necessity I have built myself a profile. The ordinary people of the West Midlands have stood by me, my family and the other Birmingham Pub Bombings victims’ families, and I now believe it is time for me to stand by them.

    Therefore I have decided to launch my candidacy for the office of Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands. If I am elected to the office of Police and Crime Commissioner I will fulfil the role the position was created to do, represent the interests of the People, not the old or new boy’s networks the current incumbent is so desperate to protect. If successful I will enter the office as one of you.

    I will require funding as I will be running as an independent candidate that will allow me to compete on a level playing field alongside the other well financed candidates who are backed by big political party machinery. The average spent by most candidates is approximately £11,000, hence the total on here for £10,000.

    If elected, I will report back to YOU, the People the realities of the situation. I will not be a one issue candidate, although it’s obvious that victory will propel the Justice4the21 campaign. I am determined to represent the people who would potentially elect me, and to serve their interests and address their concerns.

    I am an ‘independent’ candidate with no political affiliations, with no political party pulling my strings. If elected, I will do the job as it states on the tin; I will represent those who feel ignored and unrepresented, because we know exactly how that feels.

    If you would like to help raise funds to assist me in my campaign to be the next West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner, that would be gratefully received. The Elections Office states "We publish information about donations over a certain amount made to political parties and nonparty campaigners based on reports they provide to us. Returning Officers make returns prepared by candidates available for inspection after elections. These include details of donations." These may include donors' details may be published if a donation is over a certain amount. https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/sites/default/files/pdf_file/Factsheet-Crowdfunding-UKPGE-2015-.pdf

    Actions speak louder than words. Give me the opportunity to ‘act’ on your behalf. Thank You

    Updates

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    • Julie Hambleton2 years ago
      Julie Hambleton

      Julie Hambleton

      2 years ago

      There are too many who have lost loved ones far too early & in awful circumstances with Covid-19. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I may not know you, but please know, there are far more good people with big hearts out there, than there are bad. Take care, stay safe & please stay well. Julie Hambleton

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    • Julie Hambleton2 years ago
      Julie Hambleton

      Julie Hambleton

      2 years ago

      To every one who has so kindly donated to my Julie2020 campaign, Thank YOU all so much! I have to fund raise because I'm a Independent candidate. If you live in the West Midlands and are registered with your local council to vote, this means that you will be able to vote for me on 7th May 2020. If you are not registered to vote, then please make sure that you get registered soon. Every one gets to vote for a 1st choice and a 2nd choice. It is of course hoped that I will be YOUR First choice when you vote. Thank you all so much! Julie Hambleton

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      Julie Hambleton

      Julie Hambleton

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Heartfelt Thanks for your support & generosity!

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    Supporters

    41

    • Cherie and Steve

      Cherie and Steve

      Mar 1, 2021

      Good luck Julie,we are behind you!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 1, 2021

      £20.00

    • Dave West

      Dave West

      Mar 1, 2021

      Keep fighting for Justice. Proud of you.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 10, 2021

    • Hilary and Jim

      Hilary and Jim

      Feb 9, 2021

      Julie you are an inspiration, best of luck, we need people like you in these roles.

      £40.00

    • Michael

      Michael

      Nov 8, 2020

      God Bless you Julie 🍀🍀🍀My Heart is with you ❤️🌟

    • Ian Seeby

      Ian Seeby

      Oct 22, 2020

      Good luck Julie.

      £10.00

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    Julie Hambleton

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    Birmingham, England

    In the years my brother and I have spent campaigning for justice for my sister and the other victims of the Birmingham Pub Bombings, we have met many people. I learned very quickly that it was your ordinary people that are the most reliable and trustworthy.

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