Vera Baird DBE KC

Writer, Lecturer, Parliamentary Consultant and Co-Director of Astraea: Gender Justice

Tag: Northumbria Police

  • Brexit needs the best deal possible, not a no deal!

    As the dark nights start to draw in, I think the Prime Minister will be having many dark days – wondering how to control her rebels over Brexit. The government are making a monumental hash up of this process, it is stumbling from crisis to crisis and as they do this they are failing to […]

  • Northumbria Police praised as ‘Good’ in latest inspection

    A POSITIVE culture with an excellent understanding of the demand for its services and solid financial plans – those are the findings of the latest independent report into Northumbria Police. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has carried out its annual assessment of how well police forces are managing finances […]

  • Vera Baird is backing Wear Red Day

    Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, and Chief Constable Steve Ashman, will be wearing something red this Friday (21, October) to support educational charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) as it marks its 20th anniversary of standing up to racism. They will be joined by officers and staff who will be backing […]

  • PCC Vera Baird – delighted Wildlife Crime Unit has been saved from closure

    Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has expressed delight at news that the UK’s specialist unit for wildlife law enforcement will continue, following a successful national campaign to prevent its closure. It was feared that The Wildlife Crime Unit, which tackles wildlife crime would be forced to close at the end of March due […]

  • Keeping cops on the beat.

    The Police and Crime Panel for Northumbria have unanimously approved the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposed increase to the police precept (the police element of the council tax) of 10p per week for a band D property. The Chief Constable confirms that this figure which is £5 per year will enable him to retain […]

  • PRESS RELEASE: Commissioner Baird celebrates Living Wage Week.

      Commissioner joins the celebrations for Living Wage week Northumbria Police is joining in with the Living Wage celebrations this week after almost a year as an official Living Wage employer. Living Wage week, which this year runs from November 2 to 8, will again celebrate Living Wage employers and the employees who benefit. The […]

  • Britain Needs A Pay Rise – TUC Campaign

    Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is encouraging people to support the TUC as it urges ‘Britain needs a pay rise’. This Saturday, 18 October, a march supporting the living wage takes place in London with other demonstrations also happening across the country. Vera Baird said: “I’m supporting the TUC’s principal of the demonstration […]