We have a slew of updates to our force-level pages, to keep you up to date with individual candidates and areas, so it’s worth checking out your area.
In the last day or so this has involved:-
Cllr Bill Weightman, Councillor in Knowsley and Chair of Merseyside Police Authority is seeking the Labour nomination in Merseyside.
Peter Thompson, an Independent Member and Chair of Durham Police Authority is seeking the Labour nomination.
In Hampshire, Chair of the Police Authority Cllr Jacqui Rayment moved from the undecided column to ‘in the running’ as the Labour nominations closed.
Anyone seeing a pattern here? Last week the Huffington Post reported that over 3/4 of Conservative applicants were members of police authorities. Whether that proportion will be reflected in actual candidates once nominations are settled remains to be seen.
Cllr Afzal Khan is reckoned by Michael Crick not to be running for Police and Crime Commissioner in Greater Manchester, preferring instead to seek nomination for the Bradford West by-election.
Robin Tilbrook, chairman of the nationalist English Democrats, is running for the Essex job, right after he finishes running for Mayor Of London, which he doesn’t expect to win, but is standing for in order to get the Party Political Broadcast!