PCC cadidates Nottinghamshire
PICTURED: (l to r) Caroline Henry, Paddy Tipping and David Watts

Three candidates have been confirmed in the race to be Nottinghamshire’s next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

The election for a new PCC takes place on Thursday, May 6, and residents must make sure they have registered to have their say.

Here are the candidates hoping to secure your vote and be responsible for te county’s police force.

Caroline Henry (Conservative)

Caroline Henry is a Conservative and Unionist Party candidate in Nottinghamshire Police in the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire.

Caroline grew up in Nottinghamshire and has lived and worked here for most of her life.

She says as a mum, she just wants her children to be safe.

“By listening to residents and then acting, I want to put the power back in the hands of communities, not criminals'” she said.

She thinks more resource is focussed on Nottingham city, and market towns and rural areas have been left behind.

Paddy Tipping (Labour)

Paddy Tipping is currently Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner after first being elected back in 2012.

On his campaign website he posted: “You tell me that you want to see more police officers, tackling the things that matter to you. In Nottinghamshire there are more officers on the streets than when I came into post. Every neighbourhood has extra police officers.

“There‚Äôs more to do and with your support we will continue to make a real difference.”

David Watts (Liberal Democrats)

Liberal Democrat candidate David Watts is the Bramcote councillor at Broxtowe Borough Council.

He said he wants the police and the public need to work in partnership to tackle crime, ensure the police and the criminal justice system are be given the resources to do their job properly, and wants an evidence based approach, looking at what works and not just party political dogma.

Mr Watts is a practising solicitor specialising in criminal law, and I hold degrees in Business Law (LLB) and in Criminology (MSc), together with a National Diploma in Business Studies and Finance, which he says are skills that make him the right person for the job.

You need to ensure you are registered to vote by midnight on Monday, April 19. You can register HERE

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