Nominations now closed for Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election

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THE official candidates have been announced for the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election.

Nominations closed at midday today (Friday) and the nominations are as follows:

Ron Ball - Independent

Fraser Pithie - Conservative

James Plaskitt – Labour

The candidates still have until 12noon on Wednesday 24 October to withdraw.

The PCC election will take place on Thursday 15 November with Polling Stations across Warwickshire open from 7am to 10pm.

Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected by the public to oversee how crime is tackled in their area to make sure the police are providing a good service. The role will include:

Meeting the public regularly to listen to their views on policing.

Producing a police and crime plan setting out local policing priorities.

Deciding how the budget will be spent.

Appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them if needed.

For further information on the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election please visit and follow @WarksPCCElects on Twitter.

The registration deadline for the PCC election is 31 October. The deadline for amendments to existing postal votes or new applications is 5pm on 31 October. The deadline for new proxy votes is 5pm on 7 November.

For further information or advice please contact the elections team at Rugby Borough Council on 01788 533595.

An information booklet from the Electoral Commission on the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is being delivered to every household in October.