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David Goodall

This is the website of Liberal Democrat Campaigner - David Goodall. I believe that it is important to keep in touch with local residents, and to campaign on the issues that matter to them. So please :-

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  • Barnardo's Cut them free campaign
    Article: Oct 20, 2012

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Hampshire and Isle of Wight's new Police and Crime Commissioner David Goodall backs Barnardo's Cut Them Free campaign.

    In Hampshire and Isle of Wight the Constabulary's Public Protection Department is responsible for investigating incidents of child abuse, vulnerable adult abuse, safeguarding vulnerable people and working with other agencies to manage the supervision of offenders in our community using Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

  • Andrew Mitchell MP
    Article: Oct 20, 2012
    By David Goodall

    At last Conservative Chief Whip the man suppose to instil discipline in the Tory ranks has, after more than month, worked out he can no longer do his job having refused to obey an on-duty Police Officer and swearing at him.

    In his resignation letter, Andrew Mitchell, a big under statement said:

    "It has become clear to me that whatever the rights and wrongs of the matter I will not be able to fulfil my duties as we both would wish."

  • Article: Oct 19, 2012
    By David Goodall in Speech to an Annual Dinner organised by Fareham Liberal Democrats

    Good evening, Ladies & Gentleman of Fareham, like many people involved in public life I wear a number of hats, I'm an Eastleigh Borough Councillor, I'm Chair at West End Parish Council, a Bitterne Park School Governor, a Southampton Advice & Representation board member, I'm the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire's scrutiny committee Chair. But in this role as PCC candidate for Hampshire and Isle of Wight I am also wearing my first ever hat, that of a Policeman's son.

  • EU - UK cooperartion benefits us
    Article: Oct 16, 2012

    The four main Benefits of EU Police & Judicial Cooperation to the UK are:-

    • 1. European Arrest Warrant (EAW)
    • 2. Europol
    • 3. Eurojust:
    • 4. Joint Investigation Teams (JITs):

    There are a number of other very useful measures including Effective Customs Cooperation, European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), Mutual Recognition of Financial Penalties, Prisoner Transfers, The Schengen Information System II, Simpler & Faster Information Exchange, Psychoactive Drugs information exchange, European Police Training College, Networks, European Image Archiving System, Mutual Recognition of Supervision Measures, Trials in Absentia, and Conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal matters.

  • European Arrest Warrant
    Article: Oct 16, 2012

    Liberal Democrat Police and Crime Commissioner candidate David Goodall has challenged Conservative candidate Michael Mates to back measures that help local police catch criminals who flee overseas, tackle cross-border crime and kick out foreign criminals convicted in the UK. These measures have been hugely successful in recent years in breaking up paedophile rings, preventing terrorism and bringing criminals who flee across borders to swift justice.

  • Andrew Mitchell MP
    Article: Oct 14, 2012

    There appears to be a lot of concentration on what he said. The fact is when asked by a Police Officer to exit a secure area via an alternative gate he should have done so. And if he felt he should say something it should have been "thank you" but really there was no need to say anything!!

    A Police Officer will often receive instructions in a security situation about how members of the public should be directed. In this instance an Officer instructed a senior member of the Government to use an alternative gate. The normal response to this should have to been to obey the Officer on duty. If this were a Saturday and near a football ground I have no doubt that Mr Mitchell would call any refusal by a member of public to obey the Officer as yobbish.

  • Apprenticeship Good for Business
    Article: Oct 12, 2012

    New figures show that in Hampshire and Isle of Wight over 6500 more people started an apprenticeship last year in the last year of the previous government. This is an increase of 59% since the Coalition Government came to power.

    Commenting on this, Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate David Goodall said:

  • Hampshire Probation Trust
    Article: Sep 28, 2012

    Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight David Goodall has met with Barrie Crook, Chief Executive of the Hampshire Probation Trust, to discuss how the probation service works to across the Hampshire Constabulary area and how it is likely to work in the future with the new Police and Crime Commissioner.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2012

    Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has used his keynote speech to the Lib Dem Party conference in Brighton to announce extra money for 110,000 children struggling with maths and English.

    The Deputy Prime Minister said secondary schools in England will receive an extra £55 million to help pupils arriving in year seven who have slipped behind in English and maths at primary school. The money will come in from next January, with schools deciding how to spend it to help pupils with weaker results in maths and English.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2012
    By David Goodall in Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2012

    Good morning fellow Liberal Democrats I am particularly interested in this motion because on November 16th I hope to be the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight. For those that are unaware in less than 60 days time on November 15th there are nationwide elections taking place and they are not using first past the post.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2012
    By David Goodall in South Central Liberal Democrats Regional Reception, Brighton 2012

    Good evening fellow Liberal Democrats, I am David Goodall and I am your Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

    Many of you know that and know my personal background. However I am aware not all are when after a Community Safety Forum a fellow Eastleigh Councillor said I must be careful when talking to the Police and with confidential information.

  • Operation Kraken
    Article: Sep 21, 2012

    Project Kraken-Hamble River scheme is proving a great success in tackling crime on the River Hamble since it was launched in February this year.

    The scheme was launched by the Hamble Safer Neighbourhood Team working with Eastleigh Community Safety Partnership. One of the key aims is to raise awareness as well as promote best practice and crime prevention on the River Hamble as crime is often under reported in the marine community.

  • Mike Franklin, IPCC Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
    Article: Sep 20, 2012

    Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight David Goodall has met with the IPCC's Commissoner for the Hampshire Constabulary Mike Franklin to discuss how the IPCC works to improve policing and how they will operate in the new situation with a Police and Crime Commissioner.

  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary
    Article: Sep 19, 2012

    Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight David Goodall has met with the HMIC's Inspector for the Hampshire Constabulary Zoë Billingham to discuss how the HMIC works with the force to improve policing and how they plan to work with the new Police and Crime Commissioner.

  • Cllr. Duwayne Brooks
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr Duwayne Brooks, Liberal Democrat lead on the LGA Safer Communities Board in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    Introduction

    With the elections of Police and Crime Commissioners in November, I felt it was timely to remind people of the contribution local councils and councillors can make to fighting crime and creating safer communities.

    Having led for the Liberal Democrats on the LGA Safer Communities Board, I felt it was important that the views of our councillors were heard very loudly. After all, it's local Lib Dem Councillors who will know their ward and community far better than any elected Police and Crime Commissioner will ever do.

  • Cllr. Duwayne Brooks
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr, Duwayne Brooks, London Borough of Lewisham in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    Since the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act became law in September 2011, one of the LGA's priorities has been to help with the establishment of police and crime panels in England. They can be made up of between 10 and 18 councillors as well as two independent members.

    The Act creates police and crime panels to hold police and crime commissioners to account, and gives them certain powers to do this:

  • Cllr. Lynne Stagg
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr. Lynne Stagg, Portsmouth City Council in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    Lib Dem Portsmouth City Council decided some years ago that action to fight crime must be evidence-based and that all members of the Safer Portsmouth Partnership (officers, councillors and other organisations) must work closely together. Staff from outside agencies are co-located within the council offices alongside the Community Safety team. Rigorous scrutiny and research are carried out in order to be sure that the services provided are the right ones -including working with Portsmouth University.

  • Cllr. Lisa Brett
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr. Lisa Brett, Bath and North East Somerset and Lib Dem member, LGA Safer Communities Board in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    Nationally, the police estimate that they get a call every minute from someone who is a victim of domestic abuse.

    Local authorities have a key role to play in increasing awareness of domestic abuse and promoting early intervention.

    Victims of domestic abuse often suffer in silence and frequently require considerable support to regain self-confidence and control of their lives. Local Authorities must be aware that domestic abuse can happen between people of all ages, cultures, sexual orientation, religion and classes. People who suffer this kind of crime often stay with the perpetrator for years for a wide range of reasons. Occasionally perpetrators have more than one partner, and move around staying in different homes, creating a number of victims from a single source of abuse.

  • Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed, Leader of the Opposition, Sheffield City Council in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    The Community Justice Team (CJT) has been in operation in Sheffield since May 2009 and was a Liberal Democrat initiative in the city led by Cllr Paul Scriven, then council leader, following the pioneering work carried out in Somerset. The team consists of a Community Justice Team Coordinator (paid employee of Sheffield City Council) and 40 Volunteer Facilitators. The volunteers are recruited, selected, trained and mentored by the Coordinator. The Coordinator and Facilitators use Restorative Justice to resolve disputes and repair harm. The service is victim focussed but involves liaising with both victims and wrong-doers, together with their supporters, to come to a satisfactory conclusion. In essence, the victim drives the process.

  • Cllr Anita Lower
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr Anita Lower, Newcastle City Council and Lib Dem member, LGA Safer Communities Board in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    Under the Liberal Democrats, we made sure that Newcastle City Under the Liberal Democrats, we made sure that Newcastle City Council took tackling Anti Social Behaviour seriously, adopting a 'Victim Approach To Anti-Social Behaviour'.

    The background to adopting this approach was the Pilkington family, an infamous case which involved a woman tragically killing herself and her daughter, as a result of the family being subject to persistent incidents of hate crime and ASB.

  • Richard Kemp
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr. Richard Kemp, Liverpool City Council in Fighting Crime - locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    There's lot of talk about the Police and Councils and communities There's lot of talk about the Police and Councils and communities because of the Police Commissioner elections. My guess is that it won't make a scrap of difference and that what we need to be doing now is what we should have been doing for years -work with and engage the Police in what you and the community are doing!

  • Cllr Jill Shortland, OBE
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr Jill Shortland, Chair of the LGA Liberal Democrat Group in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    Community Restorative Practice began in Somerset in 2003 when I launched a campaign for Community Justice. I described the need as "moving back to the days when volunteers sat in Justice over their peers, now called Magistrates but lost is the local community element of the work that Magistrates used to be responsible for."

  • Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the London Assembly in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    The passionate advocates of Police and Crime Commissioners often state that London has 'led the way'. Speaking from direct experience I have to say the reality is that there is very little to boast about so far!

    It is true that the Mayor of London is now ultimately responsible for supervising the Metropolitan Police Service, with the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) replaced earlier this year by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

  • Cllr Mark Weldon
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr Mark Weldon, Executive member for Supporting Communities, Stockport Metropolitian Borough Council in Fighting Crime - Locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    The Safer Stockport Partnership joins together many public and voluntary organisations, including Liberal Democrat run Stockport Council, Greater Manchester Police, the Health Service, Greater Manchester Probation Trust, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Victim Support. Its purpose is to reduce crime, substance misuse and anti-social behaviour and the effect that has on the people of Stockport.

  • Terry Stacy
    Article: Sep 18, 2012
    By Cllr Terry Stacy, London Borough of Islington in Fighting Crime - locally by the Lib Dem LGA group

    Despite its image in the media as a wealthy borough of literati and luvvies living in row upon row of Georgian terraces (and, yes, there are pockets of those properties), it is often overlooked that Islington has some of the highest levels of poverty in the country.

    Latest figures show that Islington is the 14th most deprived borough in England. We have many of the typical characteristics you would associate with inner London. The levels and types of crime reflect this. So how did Liberal Democrats in Islington go about tackling the issue that is often residents' biggest concern?

  • Page: Sep 17, 2012

    Election day

    Thursday

    Your chance to vote to decide who the Police & Crime Commissioner should be.

    15th

    Nov 2012

    BBC Radio Solent PCC election debate

    Friday

    A debate between all the Police and Crime Commissioner candidates on the Julian Clegg show in the morning from 8am onwards organised by the BBC

    9th

    Nov 2012
  • Reoffending rates have hit a record high
    Article: Sep 14, 2012

    Half of all crime is committed by people who have offended before - the justice system for many, is a revolving door between prison and reoffending. Liberal Democrats believe that by reforming the existing system we can ensure that upon release, offenders are ready and willing to make a positive contribution to society. Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government are:

  • Cllr David Goodall - PCC Candidate for Hampshire
    Article: Sep 9, 2012

    A honest and consistent approach to sentencing is vital to get real public confidence in the criminal justice system. We need a punishment and rehabilitation regime that makes sense to ordinary people, and which is fair, transparent and effective.

    To support this aim the Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have done a number of things:

  • David Goodall
    Article: Sep 6, 2012

    The Lib Dems across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are pleased to announce they have selected a retired Hampshire Police Inspector's son and local Councillor, David Goodall, as their candidate for the election of the Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner.

    David Goodall, 49, is also the brother of a serving Hampshire Police Inspector and does know quite a bit about a policeman's lot; both his father and brother have served across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and had difficult incidents to deal with. David has been married to Kerstin since 1989 and they have two 15 year old sons, so he appreciates how effective policing affects the future happiness of our children.

  • A budget for the many not the few
    Article: Mar 21, 2012

    Over 20 million working people will be better off next year after Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government delivered the biggest ever increase in the income tax personal allowance in the Budget.

    The massive £3.5bn tax cut for working people delivers:

    • The biggest ever single uplift in the tax threshold
    • A personal allowance of £9,205 in April 2013
    • 21 million working people getting an extra £220 tax cut
    • Brings the total tax cut for basic rate tax payers to £550
    • Brings the total number of people lifted out of tax to 2 million.
  • Nick Clegg at NewcastleGateshead conference 2012
    Article: Mar 11, 2012

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg used his speech to the Party's Spring conference in NewcastleGateshead to call for the forthcoming budget to be a "budget for fairness" and pledged that it would help working familes.

    The Deputy Prime Minister pledged that by 2015 Britain would have seen an end to control orders, the first gay marriages and the first elections to the House of Lords.

  • Article: Mar 9, 2012

    Fairer taxes, promoting green jobs, protecting your civil liberties - these are just some of the achievements of the Liberal Democrats in government.

    We're building a freer, greener and more liberal country - and stopping some of the worst excesses of the Conservatives. Find out more in this infographic.

  • European Central Bank, Frankfurt
    Page: Sep 24, 2011

    How to sort out the Eurozone debt!

    In my view the only way out the debt crisis in the Eurozone is to deepen the monitary union by taking the following long and short term measures.

    For the long term - the steps to improve Eurozone debt are :-

    1. All Eurozone countries national budgets must be approved as valid fiscal packages by the European Parliament. A valid fiscal package must either:-

    • reduce national debt level to 70% of the countries GDP within the next 10 years, if the current debt level is above the 70% level, OR
    • keep the national debt level below 70% of the countries GDP, if the current debt level is already below the 70% level

    2. All Eurozone countries should only borrow money from or lend money to the European Central Bank, and not borrow from or lend to other countries, the international money markets or the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The borrowing and lending rates for each Eurozone country should be the same.

    3. On behalf of Eurozone countries the European Central Bank could borrow money from or lend money to other countries, the international money markets or the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  • Article: Sep 21, 2011

    In his keynote speech to the Liberal Democrat Conference, Party Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has outlined his goals for the Government and the country over the coming years. He reiterated his commitment to liberal values on the environment and human rights and his determination to ensure a fair chance for every child, saying "every child can do good things, great things, if only we give them the opportunities they deserve."

  • Article: Apr 23, 2011

    Many people are asking me what are the Lib Dems doing in government with the Conservative Party? And then proclaim the answer is nothing and that this is really a Tory only government propped up by a few Lib Dems. Well the real answer is a great deal different, please see :-

    What the hell have the Lib Dem done ?

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