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Police commissioner candidates revealed
2:11pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in Keighley
The names of all candidates standing for election as the first Police and Crime Commissioner in West Yorkshire have been revealed.
Residents in Keighley can choose from four candidates when they go to the polls on November 15 – Labour candidate Mark Burns-Williamson, the Conservative Party’s Geraldine Mary Carter, independent Cedric Mark Christie and Andrew Clive Glover Marchington, representing the Liberal Democrats.
West Yorkshire is one of 41 police areas in England and Wales to get a commissioner, who will be responsible for holding the chief constable and police force to account on the public’s behalf and overseeing how crime is tackled.
The new commissioner role will involve regular meetings with the public to set police and crime plans, ensuring the police force budget is spent on priorities in the area and hiring and firing the chief constable.
- Mr Burns-Williamson will address a public meeting at Keighley Civic Centre, in North Street, on Monday, at 7pm.