Police commissioner may spurn temptation of gardening and croquet to offer himself for second term for £70,000 Cambs role

Sir Graham Bright chatting to police cadets in Ely

Sir Graham Bright chatting to police cadets in Ely - Credit: Archant

Police commissioner Sir Graham Bright says that while gardening may be a major love – and temptation- he might still want to serve another four years in the £70,000 a year job.

Sir Graham Bright chatting to resident of Ely

Sir Graham Bright chatting to resident of Ely - Credit: Archant

Police commissioner Sir Graham Bright says that while gardening may be a major love – and temptation- he might still want to serve another four years in the £70,000 a year job.

The one time MP and businessman was speaking on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire just days after holding his latest ‘street surgery’ in the centre of Ely.

Sir Graham was asked if he intends to stand again for police and crime commissioner in May 2016.

“I haven’t made a decision,” he said. “I’m thinking about it. Because you know it’s a lot of pressure and a lot of hard work and I should have retired before now.


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“But it is such a challenge. I love it. So I’m thinking about it now.

Asked if he had set a deadline for deciding he replied: “It’s got to be before the end of the year.”

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He was taking part in a “Music of My Life” slot and told presenter Nick Conrad that it has been “enjoyable in so much as I have been able to recruit a lot of really interesting people to help.”

He then spoke about his home in Fordham, his wife’s birthday parties and the time he hosted a party where guests included the prime minister and Cabinet members.

Asked how he relaxed, he said: “My big thing is gardening. We’ve got a pretty large garden with lots of facilities, a croquet lawn and we’ve got a river that runs through the garden.

“So there’s a huge amount of work to be done. I throw myself into that. I thoroughly enjoy gardening.

“It’s gardening which really attracts me because gain it’s so rewarding especially when you can pick vegetables and eat them as well as enjoy the flowers and the lawn, and we’ve got some woodland as well, lots of little animals live there. I just enjoy that.”

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