Police Commissioner elections

It's voting day in the elections for new Police Commissioners across the region. The number of people turning out to vote appears to be low.

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Police commissioner candidate pulls out

A Labour Party contender in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Northamptonshire has pulled out of the running because of a conviction 22 years ago.

Lee Barron said he's had to pull out of the race because of the "minor offence" which led to a £20 fine.

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In a statement released on his Facebook profile Mr Barron said he did not believe the conviction would invalidate his candidacy.

He said: "All of us can make mistakes. It is what you do following that, which makes you the person you become.

"One mistake should not de bar people from seeking public office who can take their life experiences with them particularly if those experiences have changed that person for the better."

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Labour police commissioner candidate forced to withdraw over conviction

The Labour candidate standing for the new elected post of Police and Crime Commissioner in Northamptonshire has withdrawn from the contest because he has a criminal conviction.

Lee Barron was arrested 22 years ago. The Labour Party say it has suspended Mr Barron.

Candidates with previous convictions are not allowed to stand in the police commissioner elections. There are four other candidates standing in Northamptonshire for the election on 15th November.

Police and Crime Commissioner elections in the Anglia region

Elections to the newly-created role of Police and Crime Commissioner are being held for the first time on Thursday 15 November 2012. There will be one Commissioner for each of the county police force areas in the Anglia region and for the Thames Valley area which includes Milton Keynes.

Find out more about the role and the candidates standing in your area by clicking here.

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