Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Edna Murphy has been chosen to be the party’s Police and Crime Commissioner candidate.

Edna offers a unique blend of experience and insight into the role of Police and Crime Commissioner. She served as a Magistrate in Cambridge for over 25 years, including many years chairing the Youth Court, and she currently chairs the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority, recognized as one of the most successful and respected in the country.

Currently a County Councillor for Bar Hill Division, she is also a member of the Board of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. 

Edna highlights her key priorities:

“The police need to do more on persistent problems such as sexual assault and on new priorities such as fraud. On both of those, victims currently report to the police just one in six or one in seven of the crimes they experience, which shows just how low victims’ confidence is in the service. That needs massively to improve.

“I'll fight not just for fair funding for Cambridgeshire policing but also for smarter spending, moving away from policies that don’t work to reduce crime, such as short prison sentences for non-violent offenders, and towards solutions that truly make us safer by making it less likely that any of us will be victims of crime in the future.

“I'll champion effective crime reduction strategies such as restorative justice, tackling prolific offenders, and evidence-driven community policing.

“Above all, I'll ensure that the police are proactive and treat victims with respect, not just as statistics.”

Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey (Left) pictured with Edna Murphy (right)
Liberal Democrat Leader - Ed Davey pictured with Liberal Democrat Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate - Edna Murphy (Right)