No official Conservative Candidates for ages, then three all at once:-
Warwickshire – Fraser Pithie was chosen on Friday as the first official Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate in the country. He is a Director at UtoU, having had a career in the water industry, and his past responsibilities have included a period as a Special Constable, as a County Councillor, and as Chair of Warwickshire Police Authority 15 years ago.
Leicestershire – Sir Clive Loader – former Air Chief Marshall
West Mercia – Adrian Blackshaw – Councillor and Cabinet Membet in North Herefordshire
Kent have narrowed down from six Tories to three, including Councillor Craig MacKinlay.
Essex result expected tomorrow – candidates details here.
Jon Collins spotted on the Conservative website that you are still invited to apply to stand for the Tories in the following 16 areas, before 31 May – three whole months after Labour nominations closed.
- Greater Manchester
- Lancashire – there’s a really good candidate here. You probably shouldn’t bother applying!
- North Yorkshire
- South Yorkshire
- West Midlands
- West Yorkshire