Candidates revealed for Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner elections
PUBLISHED: 16:35 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:45 07 April 2016
The list of candidates for the Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections has been published.
The candidates are Mark Hughes, of the UK Independence Party, David Lloyd, of the Conservative Party, Kerry Pollard of the Labour Party and Chris White of the Liberal Democrats
Residents can have their say on how local policing is run by voting at these elections on Thursday, May 5.
Hertsmere Borough Council will be coordinating the poll administration for these elections on behalf of the whole of Hertfordshire.
PCCs are elected representatives across England and Wales (apart from in London and Greater Manchester) who are responsible for ensuring that the police meet the needs of their local communities.
The first PCCs were elected in 2012, replacing the now-abolished police authorities.
The successful candidate in the Hertfordshire PCC election will oversee how the county is policed, set the police budget, decide the amount of council tax that is charged for the police and keep residents updated on what the police are doing to keep their local area safe.
Residents can either vote in person at a polling station, by applying for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday, April 19, or arranging a vote by proxy by 5pm on Tuesday, April 26.
The deadline for applying to register to vote is Monday, April 18. To register go to www.hertsmere.gov.uk/registertovote. You will need your National Insurance (NI) number.
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