Vote for a new national Federation chair

Vote for a new national Federation chair


Members of Gwent Police Federation are being encouraged to vote for the next national chair.


Gwent Police Federation secretary Annalea Kift said: “This is a historic moment for the Police Federation of England and Wales and I’d encourage members to take time to read about the three candidates and to cast their vote.


“This is a real opportunity for our members to shape the future direction of the Federation. All members will receive an email explaining how they can take part in this election and I would urge them to find out more about who is standing and cast their vote accordingly.”


Voting is now open and members can choose from three candidates.


Brian Booth is chair of the West Yorkshire Police Federation, Ché Donald is the current national vice-chair, and Steve Hartshorn is a national board member and firearms lead.


In his election statement, Brian said: “I have the experience of running a large Federation already and a track record for delivering for members.”


Ché said: “I have come here to undertake a privileged role, drive us forward, and to deliver for police officers, that's my focus.”


Steve said: “I will be the national chair that listens and communicates effectively as a unified voice for the officers we represent.”


Click on each candidate’s name to find out more about what they’re standing for and to read their election statements.


All Federation members are eligible to vote and will receive instructions on the process directly to their email inbox.


The closing date for voting is 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 March. The person elected to the role will take up the post from 1 April.


If you have any questions about the election process, please contact the Gwent branch.