The government's recent announcement that May local elections will go ahead means we all need to think about who we want representing our interests.
There's huge desire for change, and I know a fantastic listener like Richard is the man to deliver it.
Here in Hampshire, we'll be electing a new Police and Crime Commissioner. I'm absolutely delighted that Richard Murphy is flying the Lib Dem flag and standing up for our communities.
PCC elections tend to fly under the radar a bit. But whoever's elected will hold a significant amount of influence over how we keep our communities safe.
It's been a turbulent year for law enforcement. From the murder of George Floyd in the USA to overzealous fines closer to home, we have lessons to learn. There's huge desire for change, and I know a fantastic listener like Richard is the man to deliver it.
But policing isn't just an abstract construct. It's intricately linked with our day to day life. Our safety. Liberal Democrats believe in policing from the community, for the community. We need a champion who'll stand up to Conservative cuts - and that's Richard.
You can play your part in helping shape tomorrow's police force right now. He's running a survey over on his website - it'll help him and us fight for the issues that matter to you. It'll only take a few minutes to fill out - so will you have your say on this incredibly important issue?