Ben is the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire.

Since 2007 he has been working and campaigning for communities across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent. During this time, he has held senior council positions which have allowed him to help increase jobs, raise standards in schools and colleges and to modernise and improve public services.

Ben seeks to hold services accountable to the public they serve, delivering what is needed whilst being efficient. As commissioner he is responsible for the performance of Staffordshire’s Police and Fire & Rescue services holding them to account based on local plans setting out the safety priorities and expectations of the public in Staffordshire. He is responsible for the budgets of both organisations and is the employer of the Fire & Rescue Service under current legislation.