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Kevin Carroll – British Freedom Party – Website
Linda Jack – Liberal Democrats – Website
Olly Martins – Labour and Co-operative- Website
Mezanur Rashid – Independent
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Jas Parmar has been chosen as the Conservative candidate. Also shortlisted was Bernard Rix, who has a professional history as an advisor to police. Richard Stay, member of Central Bedfordshire Council, was expected to seek the Conservative nomination said Michael Crick, but withdrew from the race for family reasons.
Olly Martins was elected as the Labour candidate with 511 votes from party members in the postal ballot, against 190 votes received by former Chair of Bedfordshire Police Authority and former Councillor Adrian Heffernan.
A third member of the Labour shortlist, Home Office civil servant Simon Bullock, withdrew when the Civil Service decided the PCC race was national rather than local politics, and therefore prohibited to Civil Servants.