Candidates may spend up to £287,255 during the election period for this £100,000 post.
Mark Burns-Williamson – Labour – Website
Geraldine Carter – Conservative – Website
Andrew Marchington – Liberal Democrat – Website
Police authority chairman Mark Burns-Williamson reached the Labour shortlist unopposed.
Geraldine Carter has been selected as the Conservative candidate.
Former chief constable and Tony Blair’s Drug Tsar Keith Hellawell was interested in standing as an independent, though he thinks this makes him the underdog. We Brits do love an underdog. We hoped a Keith Halliwell living in West Yorkshire would run? Perhaps that is why Hellawell is no longer running.
Richard Bartlett decided not to run.
The Yorkshire Post on Burns-Williamson as a rumoured candidate.