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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.

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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.

10 comments
Phil Dunn
Phil Dunn

In an area where he have few activists and even less money the PCC elections are bottom of the priority list. The PCC we have seems to be doing ok so why run against him?

Melanie Harvey
Melanie Harvey

Got some good material for whomever fields for Essex.

Dave Munday
Dave Munday

What a waste of LibDem campaigning money, I always spend hours distributing leaflets, but I will not for this election. I think the non tory parties should have got together and fielded one anti PCC candidate. I will not be voting to support the waste of money, that could be spent on frontline policing.

Robert Eggleston
Robert Eggleston

Good opportunity to use the PCC elections as training and development for elections in 2017. Get out into target wards and build the vote.

PaulH
PaulH

Mark,

The South East are intending to stand in all three areas.

PaulH

Mark Pack
Mark Pack

A sensible move by Lib Dems in Humberside.

NicolaSmith
NicolaSmith

It would be nice to see a Police and Crime Commissioner elections (PCC)  liberal than a non-liberal get the

post.

nchnthman
nchnthman

@markpack don't waste time and money on something the public are not interested in

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