• UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom has vowed to stand up for motorists so they are not treated by the police as public enemy number one.
Mr Bloom, who is standing for the role as Humberside's Police and Crime Commissioner, made his pledge in a hard hitting speech at national UKIP conference in Birmingham, Friday.
"Among changes I would make early in my term would be to persuade my police force that motorists are not public enemy No I and harassing them is counter-productive," he told a crowded auditorium in the city's Town Hall.
"And I want to foster an attitude where constructive criticism by Middle England taxpayers is not met with defensive resentment or even hostility."
Mr Bloom described current sentencing policy which means even persistent and violent criminals are released half way through their already lenient sentences as having been drafted by "a committee of the retarded."
"I make a public plea to Chris Grayling - prison does work. Letting habitual criminals, rapists and violent offenders out does not work," he said, to rapturous applause.
"Political correctness is the cancer in every government policy but none more than crime and crime fighting. Too many Chief Constables over the years have been asked how many cultural or social minorities they have recruited and promoted. Not, as they should have been, how many collars have they felt?
Mr Bloom, whose campaign running mate is Mike Speakman, retired Deputy Chief Constable of Humberside, also told the conference about his cynicism of crime statistics.
"I don't believe in many of them. Often what is a crime in law goes down as an 'incident' so often therefore not recorded as a crime. This will stop."