In Cumbria Candidates may spend up to £72,231 during the election period for this £65,000 post.

Statement of Persons Nominated

Pru Jupe – Liberal Democrat

Patrick Leonard – Labour

Richard Rhodes – Conservative – Website

Mary Robinson – Independent – Facebook

Cumbria Police Authority have a page on their site about PCCs, but for a while only one name had emerged – that of Gordon Sandilands, who wanted to stand as an Independent and was seeking your help with the nomination and the campaign.

You noticed the past tense? Just over one week in and he reported the level of media coverage and mountain of emails from people offering help or wanting to know more was too much for him to combine with his work responsibilities, so he withdrew his nomination. More here.

Richard Rhodes is the Chair of Cumbria Probation Trust.

Patrick Leonard was selected by a postal ballot of local Labour party members, with 225 votes to 190 for Carlisle Councillor Michael Boaden.

Cumbria Police Authority have produced this Briefing Pack for candidates.

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