Conservative candidate for North Yorkshire Police and Fire Crime Commissioner role revealed

Zoe Metcalfe has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election next month.

The Conservatives have named a candidate for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election next month.

Philip Allott resigned after a vote of no confidence, following remarks he made about the murder of Sarah Everard, from York.

Harrogate councillor Zoe Metcalfe will now stand to be elected as his replacement.

In an interview with BBC Radio York, Allott said that Ms Everard should never have "submitted" to the fake arrest by Wayne Couzens that led to her kidnap, rape and murder.

He also said women needed to be more "streetwise." His words sparked a national outcry and calls for his resignation.

Ms Metcalfe, who has set up and run a children’s mental health charity, is a project manager for a property asset management company.

The campaign will focus on improving safety for women and girls across North Yorkshire, supporting victims of crime and tackling serious and organised crime.

“I am delighted to be selected as the Conservative Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner candidate for North Yorkshire,” Zoe said.

“I am passionate about making our communities and societies safe, especially for woman and girls, on the streets and at home, day and night.

“People living and working across North Yorkshire want to feel safe and have full confidence in their police and fire services.