Posted: 04.05.21 at 11:02 by The Editor
Candidates have now been finalised for the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election this Thursday (May 6).
The election will run alongside Warwickshire County Council elections, as well as a Kenilworth Town Council by-election.
Including the incumbent commissioner Philip Seccombe, there will be four candidates for this position.
The election was due to take place in May 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Law graduate Henry Lu, of Stratford-on-Avon will represent Reform UK. Mr Lu has been an advisor with the Citizens Advice Bureau in South Warwickshire since 2012.
Mr Lu also holds a doctorate in engineering, and has worked as a chartered accountant for many years.
He said: "Whilst recognising that the PCC’s role is about police and crime, I believe it must also be about public accountability and community engagement.
"I therefore commit to representing the views of the public of Warwickshire, influencing policing decisions and priorities, ensuring that they are getting value for money for the service they need, and ultimately, in creating an environment in which the community is safe and feels safe."
Structural engineer, Louis Adam will stand for the Liberal Democrats.
He is also a district councillor and also stood for parliament in the 2019 general election.
Louis and his wife live in Long Itchington near to where he grew up.
He has said that accountability, increasing neighbourhood visibility, enabling people to report crime, working closely with other services and getting value for money will be his key focuses.
He was first elected as Warwickshire PCC in 2016.
A statement on behalf of Mr Seccombe said: "Crime levels are lower than when I was elected, but we need to do more. I am determined to make Warwickshire safe and with your support we can work together to make your community even safer."
Head of policy and research for the National Youth Advocacy Service, Ben Twomey (Rugby), will be the candidate for the Labour and Co-operative party.
Mr Twomey was born and raised in Warwickshire.
He has said that: "I have a plan to make us safer by putting police officers back on the beat, placing victims at the heart of my work, and creating new youth and community groups. I will appoint Warwickshire’s first ever Victims’ Commissioner to give victims of crime a voice, and share the powers of the Police Commissioner with local people."
Kenilworth Nub News will bring you the results of this election as soon as they are announced.
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