PCC candidates enter last day of campaign

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THE battle between the four candidates in the running to become Derbyshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner has entered its final day.

Electors will vote tomorrow, Thursday November 15, with polling stations across the county open from 7am to 10pm. Almost 132,000 residents across Derbyshire have requested a postal vote.

The four seeking election are: Alan Charles (Labour), David Gale (UKIP), Rod Hutton (Independent) and Simon Spencer (Conservative).

The Derbyshire Police Authority will relinquish its governing role on November 22 – the day the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) takes up office.

Months of work have gone into preparing the handover to the Commissioner. A report including all the Authority’s key decisions and actions with regard to every aspect of policing in Derbyshire ranging from protecting the vulnerable, 999 call reaction times and drugs issues to the tackling of organised crime groups and money laundering has been collated.