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Which Police and Crime Commissioner elections are the Lib Dems contesting?

I’ve written before about my belief that the Liberal Democrats should contest the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections  – better a liberal than a non-liberal in post, and if we want to build a larger loyal Lib Dem vote, saying to voters “we refuse to let you vote for us” is no way to do it.

Building a core vote for the Lib Dems: the 20% strategy

A strategy for rebuilding the Liberal Demcorats more

This time round the mood music from the party centrally is rather more positive about fighting the contests, though quite how many is not clear as yet.

Which is why I thought a running tally of progress would be of interest. Please do let me know updates or corrections.

CANDIDATE SELECTED
Avon & Somerset –  Paul Crossley
Bedfordshire – Linda Jack
Cambridgeshire – Rupert Moss-Eccardt
Cheshire – Neil Lewis
Cumbria – Loraine Birchall
Derbyshire –  Tom Snowdon
Devon & Cornwall – Richard Younger Ross
Durham – Craig Martin
Dyfed-Powys – Richard Church
Essex – Kevin McNamara
Hampshire – Richard Adair
Hertfordshire – Chris White
Humberside – Denis Healy
Kent – Dave Naghi
Lancashire – Graham Roach
Leicestershire – Sarah Hill
Merseyside – Chris Carubia
Norfolk – Jacky Howe
Northumbria – Jonathan Wallace
North Yorkshire – James Blanchard
South Wales – Judith Woodman
South Yorkshire – Joe Otten
Suffolk – Helen Korfanty
Surrey – Paul Kennedy
Sussex – James Walsh
Thames Valley – John Howson
Warwickshire – Nicola Davies
West Mercia – Margaret Rowley
West Yorkshire – Stewart Golton
Wiltshire – Brian Matthew

PARTY DECIDED AGAINST CONTESTING
Cleveland
Dorset
Gloucestershire
Gwent
Lincolnshire
North Wales
Northamptonshire
Nottinghamshire
Staffordshire
West Midlands

 

Note: Greater Manchester’s election has been postponed as part of the introduction of a directly elected Mayor in 2017.

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