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A new website has been launched offering people the opportunity to put themselves forward to stand for the first Police and Crime Commissioner elections to be held next year.

The Conservative Party has launched the site as changes are implemented into the way police forces are managed.

Police Authorities made up of councillors and independent members are to be replaced by elected representatives.

Co-chairman of the Conservative Party, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, said: “This Government is committed to restoring the link between the police and the communities they serve, and these positions will give people a real say in how their area is policed.

“As a Party, we have already launched consultations with local Associations about candidate selection and we look forward to seeing strong candidates come forward for these positions.”

Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice Nick Herbert said: “I want dynamic leaders, community champions, pioneers and entrepreneurs to consider standing for this office.

“We need people of real calibre who have built or led organisations and who are committed to public service to step forward.”

The Conservative Party have launched a section of their website on Police and Crime Commissioners: www.conservatives.com/policecommissioners