Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick told MPs he remains convinced he was right to suspend his Chief Constable
Four candidates are standing to become the first Police and Crime Commissioner for the Derbyshire Police Force area.
Seven candidates are standing to become the first Police and Crime Commissioner for the Humberside Police Force area.
The newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire is stepping down as a councillor in Castleford. Mark Burns-Williamson says his new role means he no longer has the time to devote to the job. In a letter to Wakefield Council he says it is now right and proper for him to step down:
– Mark Burns-Williamson
Without the continued support and the hard work of many in the community I would not have been able to serve for nearly 15 years. I am proud to have had the privilege to work with others to achieve so much for our community. As Police and Crime Commissioner, I will continue to serve the people of Castleford and Glasshoughton and communities across West Yorkshire and I look forward to working closely with you to ensure people across the District have the policing and community safety that is right for them and their communities.
Lincolnshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner has told Calendar he already has plans to save half a million pounds within his own office, without making any job cuts.
Alan Hardwick, who has several members of staff working for him, says any money he manages to save will be put straight back into local policing. Mr Hardwick also had a meeting with the Home Secretary earlier this week where he asked for more money for rural policing.
Voters have been urged to head to the polls in two weeks time to elect West Yorkshire's first Police and Crime Commissioner.
Chief Constables will continue to direct and control police forces, but newly-elected Police Commissioners will be responsible for holding them to account.
The Returning Officer for the West Yorkshire Police Area, Joanne Roney, said she wanted "everyone to use their vote".
– Joanne Roney, Returning Officer for the West Yorkshire Police Area
This is the first time people will vote for a police and crime commissioner for their area.
If you’re not sure what you are voting for, please take the time to read the leaflet that came through your door and visit the Electoral Commission and Home Office websites, we want everyone to use their vote on November 15.
One of the candidates fighting to become the first Police and Crime Commissioner for the Lincolnshire force has withdrawn.
Mervyn Barrett - who was standing as an independent candidate - says he's pulled out of the race after discovering he'd been "the victim of a bizarre and hugely embarrassing deception" by the person who was acting as his campaign manager.
It follows newspaper claims he was being "secretly backed" by companies pushing for police privatisation.