In August 2012 Bob Ashford resigned as the Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Avon and Somerset, when he realised that a childhood offence barred him from standing.
In November 2012 he launched the campaign to Wipetheslateclean.
9.2 million people in the UK have criminal records.
Should every a criminal record be a sentence for life?
It’s time for an informed debate about the long-term impact of criminal records on people’s lives.
Young people and adults who have committed offences should not be damaged throughout their lives by a criminal record.
Wipetheslateclean is a non-political campaign that works collaboratively with organisations and people to shape practice and challenge the law in this area.
Go to Wipetheslateclean to find out more about this groundbreaking campaign.