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Ainsley Arnold – Liberal Democrat
Louise Bours – UKIP
John Dwyer – Conservative – Website
Sarah Flannery – Independent – Website
John Stockton – Labour - Website
There was speculation that Baroness Newlove could stand, and ‘fears’ that Kerry Katona could put her name forward, but Baroness Newlove, speaking at the Policy Exchange PCC conference in June, explicitly ruled herself out.
John Dwyer, former Assistant Chief Constable of Cheshire, has been chosen as the Conservative candidate.