Saturday, 9 June 2012

Police and Crime Commissioner - Philip Butler - former policeman, is chosen as our candidate

This morning we are choosing our local Police Commissioner candidate from a shortlist of three. The candidate will, I hope, have the chance to make the case for local policing and a more reactive service. They will also have the chance to take on Vera Baird, who has been promised the Labour candidates's role, I hear. Full details will follow when the candidate has been chosen.

Update: Congratulations to Philip Butler who was chosen today as the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner. Fascinating morning in Ponteland listening to 3 candidates discussing how we tackle urban, suburban and rural crime. Philip is a former 30 year policeman and will be an excellent candidate.