Angus Macpherson PCC for Wiltshire and Swindon
I am incredibly proud to have been elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon. In fact I was the first nationally to be sworn in to this new and important role!
I’m following both my grandfather and father to elected office in Wiltshire. My grandfather, Charles was on Wiltshire Council for many years as served as the Chairman of Education as well as being an Alderman and Freeman of the Borough of Swindon. My father, Stuart, was leader of Swindon Council in the 1970’s where I have served as a councillor.
I was educated at Dauntsey’s School in the centre of the county, and after serving a management apprenticeship with Hoover where I gained a business degree, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant. I worked on my own account for many years with both small companies locally and within the rail industry in London and Birmingham. Before my election as your PCC I served as a magistrate in Wiltshire for 20 years, and represented the magistracy on the former Police Authority.
I have been a governor of Dauntsey’s School for many years as well as a Trustee of the Wiltshire and Swindon Community Foundation. Particularly close to my heart I are the two charities for the homeless which I chair, not least because they enable my continuing regular contact with the client base.
On my website, http://www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/Home.aspx, you can read more about the role and my Police and Crime Plan, http://www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/Document-Library/Police-and-Crime-Plan/PCC-Police-and-Crime-Plan.pdf as well as how to contact me in the office. You can also follow what I have been doing by reading the weekly blog,
http://www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/Your-PCC/PCC-Blog/Archive/2012/10/ or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/angusmacpherson or Twitter @PCCWiltsSwindon.
My office covers all seven parliamentary constituencies in Wiltshire and Swindon, which is an incredibly large area. I, or my office, attend all the Area Boards, but if the diary allows, I am always happy to try and accommodate other events and functions.