Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
At just 27, Ashley is one of the brightest talents in West
Midlands politics and policing.
Born and bred in Kingstanding, Birmingham, he has worked at the
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner since 2014 and has
played a huge part in transforming West Midlands Police's Stop and
Search policy. Ashley produced a schools workshop that explained
and broke down barriers about Stop and Search for young people, as
well as working directly with the force to drive down the number of
people unnecessarily stopped yet improving the arrest rate.
The Nottingham University graduate, who became Assistant PCC
from his role as a researcher, now plans to turn his attention to
the force's youth engagement policy, leading on a Gangs &
Violence Commission and creating a police cadet scheme. This is all
part of his passion for transparency, intelligence-led policing and
fostering positive relations between the police and young
The former Great Barr School student previously worked as a
researcher for Shadow Policing Minister Jack Dromey MP and ran
campaigns for Gisela Stuart MP. He is also involved in European
think tank, Success, looking at diversity and members of BME
communities across Europe.
Outside of work is an active fundraiser for sickle cell
charities, having lost his grandfather to the disease.
Ashley said: "I've always been passionate about helping others
and I've always wanted to make a difference.
"I don't believe in just sitting down and doing nothing - I want
to get out there and change things for the better.
"Yes, I am young but the West Midlands is a young and vibrant
region and I reflect that. I am here to get things done."