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Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner Candidate Announced

September 6, 2012 7:04 PM
Originally published by South Central Region Liberal Democrats

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

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.

As an Eastleigh councillor David is a member of the Community Safety Forum which works to improve relationships between the police, community groups and residents.

He is Chair of West End Parish Council which has regular briefings with the police and contributes funding to ensure that at least one Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) is on duty during the day in West End to ensure a visible police presence on the streets.

In his professional life, David is Project Manager for an international research and development company. He is experienced in managing budgets and taking critical decisions. As a technical consultant, he is also involved in a number of security related issues, including tackling the growing problem of cyber crime.

Commenting on his selection, David Goodall said: "The most important issue facing the new Police and Crime Commissioner will be how to provide a good police service across Hants and the Isle of Wight given the current state of public finances."

David continued: "I believe the key is getting value for money by ensuring that police officer's time is maximised doing police work and not paperwork. Good use of technology and a cull of forms will be essential to achieve this.

"It is also essential to get all the agencies working together to tackle the causes of crime and this is where I see the new Hants Police and Crime Commissioner having a key role."

Leading Hampshire County Council councillor and Eastleigh Council Leader, Keith House said: "We are delighted to have such an experienced campaigner, with a first-rate knowledge of policing, as our candidate for Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner."

Lib Dem Regional Chair, Liz Leffman, said: "The Lib Dems across Hants and the Isle of Wight have taken an excellent decision in selecting David Goodall as our candidate in the forthcoming election on 15 November".

Contact: David Goodall tel: 07872 407579, 02380 476139 (home) or 01794 833639 (work)

e-mail: pcc@davidgoodall.org.uk

Note: Due to meetings etc the mobile may not always be on. Please leave a message or text and David will return your call.


  • Fought Southampton Itchen in the 2005 & 2010 general election, and has been an active Party member since gaining his degree at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1986.

  • In 2002 David was elected as a councillor to Eastleigh Borough Council and has successfully been re-elected 3 times since.

  • Local school governor of a secondary school and former governor of an infant's school.

  • Since 2011 David has been a board member of the Southampton Advice and Representation Centre (SARC).

  • David's father served for 30 years with the Hampshire Police before retiring as Inspector with time in Southampton, Winchester and Isle of Wight. His brother will complete 30 years on Hampshire Police next year before retiring as Inspector with time served in Southampton, Andover, Portsmouth, the Home Office in London and Isle of Wight.

  • David has lived in Hampshire for over 23 years as a resident in Eastleigh, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, and the Isle of Wight for 20 years.

  • David currently works for Roke Manor Research at Romsey, Hampshire