PCC elections: Who will you choose to help tackle crime in Nottinghamshire?
Residents of Eastwood and Kimberley are being invited to vote for a Police and Crime Commissioner today.
It is now down to the public to decide who will secure one of the top jobs in tackling crime across Nottinghamshire.
Police and Crime Commissioners were set up to deliver an effective and efficient police service and to hold the chief constable and the force to account.
They are answerable to the communities they serve and must work with the force to come up with initiatives to cut crime and are also responsible for how the money is spent.
The Conservative candidate is Caroline Henry.
Mrs Henry grew up in Eastwood and is married to Broxtowe MP Darren Henry.
She decided to run as a candidate after three of her close friends were burgled and wants to ‘get tough on crime’.
The Labour candidate is Paddy Tipping. Mr Tipping served as a Labour Sherwood MP from 1992 to 2010, before becoming Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner in 2012.
He has held the position ever since describing it as 'the best job he has ever had.'
The Liberal Democrat candidate is David Watts. Mr Watts is the Bramcote councillor at Broxtowe Borough Council.
Mr Watts has been a councillor between 1999 and 2015 and then from May 2019 to the current time. He has now decided to stand as police and crime commissioner.
The elections are being held on today, between 7am and 10pm – the same as the Nottinghamshire County Council elections.