– David Laws MP, Yeovil
I am very sad to hear that Colin Port is standing down as Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Constabulary. Colin has been an outstanding Chief Constable over the last seven years and we will not find it easy to replace him with a person of such professionalism, integrity and quality of performance.
The new Police and Crime Commissioners will need to work hard to make sure they retain senior officers of high quality so that we don’t lose some of the top performers within our police service.
Yeovil MP David Laws is expected to find out today if he'll return to the cabinet.
The Liberal Democrat was forced to resign over expenses having serving just two weeks in the new coalition government. He's expected to return to a senior position when the Prime Minister announces his reshuffle later.