June 18 2013 Latest news:
By Paul Christian, Reporter
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
THE final three in the running to be the Conservative Party candidate for the newly-created post of Police & Crime Commissioner of Hertfordshire have been revealed.
Hertfordshire Tories have chosen their shortlisted trio who will go forward to four Open Primaries in July, to select the party’s candidate to stand in the for the November elections.
Those fighting it out for the nomination are Cllr David Lloyd, the current Police Authority chairman and deputy leader of Hertfordshire County Council , Dr Rachel Frosh, a GP and NHS director and Paul Richardson, who is in finance, after previously spending 16 years in the Royal Air Force.
The primaries are open to all voters living in Hertfordshire, who are eligible to take part in General Elections.
Those wishing to attend can pre-register through www.hertspoliceprimaries.org.uk or by contacting their local Conservative Association.
The dates for the for the four Open Primaries are; Cheshunt- Tuesday, July 3; Hemel Hempstead- Wednesday, July 4; Letchworth – Monday, July 9 and Hertford – Thursday, July 12.
Speaking about the contest, Broxbourne MP Charles Walker, whose constituency encompasses Cuffley, Goffs Oak and Northaw, said: “There are three really strong candidates going for this important position.
“We want people from across Hertfordshire to have a big say in who our final candidate is. This is why we are holding four Open Primaries and inviting people to attend from across the political spectrum.”
He added: “We want to make sure that policing in Hertfordshire is accountable and that our Constabulary’s priorities reflect those of the communities it serves.”