The launch of a new campaign to Wipetheslateclean

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.
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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.