FIVE MINUTES WITH: Paul Harris, deputy police and crime commissioner for Gwent
3:10pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?
My daughter. As a child she had an irrational fear of being stuck in a lift and I persuaded her it would never happen. It would be a great opportunity for her to say “I told you so”.
What is your biggest fear?
Loneliness. I have always been a ‘people person’ and don’t enjoy being alone for too long.
Do you have any superstitions?
I don’t think of myself as superstitious, but wouldn’t deliberately seat 13 for dinner.
If you could have only one song on your iPod, what would it be and why?
Sugar Sugar by The Archies. It was the first single I bought as a teenager.
What’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought, not including property?
My most valued possession, now 19 years old – a Morgan sports car.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
My first sergeant told me to treat members of the public how I would want my own parents to be treated.
It stood me in good stead as a young constable and is still valid advice today.
What’s your indulgence?
Wright’s Coal Tar soap. The smell reminds me of childhood weekends spent with my grandparents.
What item could you not live without?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
I’d like the willpower to stick to the diet and exercise regime I know I should be following.
Where are you next going on holiday?
Probably to Holland. We lived in The Hague for ten years and still have friends there.