Candidates for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner election announced

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Surrey goes to the polls on Thursday, May 5 to decide who will hold police forces to account

Surrey goes to the polls on Thursday, May 5 to decide who will hold police forces to account.

Surrey goes to the polls on Thursday, May 5 to decide who will hold police forces to account.

The seven candidates for the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election were announced today.

Surrey goes to the polls on Thursday, May 5 to decide who will hold police forces to account.

The county’s incumbent Police and Crime Commissioner is Kevin Hurley, who ran under the banner ‘Zero Tolerance’ in November 2012.

He will be challenged by independent candidates Jamie Goldrick and Camille Juliff, Labour candidate Howard Kaye, Paul Kennedy from the Liberal Democrats, David Munro from the Conservatives, and UKIP candidate Julia Searle.

The PCC oversees Surrey Police’s strategy and budget and holds the force’s chief constable, Lynne Owens, to account.

The PCC delivers a police and crime plan and creates a link between the police and the public they serve.

The plan is shaped by the public and prioritises a zero-tolerance approach to policing, more visible street policing, putting victims at the centre of the criminal justice system and encouraging public feedback.

The role was created in 2012. As the commissioner serves four-year terms, PCCs face their first re-election this year.

Surrey residents interested in voting must register to do so by Monday, April 18.

John Jory, Chief Executive of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, is the Police Area Returning Officer for the Police & Crime Commissioner elections in Surrey.

He advised: “If you are not sure if you are registered you need to contact the electoral registration office at your local district or borough council. You can choose to vote by post, but your electoral registration office must receive an application by 5pm on 19 April.”

The full list of candidates is:

• Jamie GOLDRICK – Independent

• Kevin Barry HURLEY – Zero Tolerance Policing ex Chief

• Camille Vannassche Weldon JULIFF – Independent

• Howard James KAYE – Labour Party

• Paul KENNEDY – Liberal Democrats

• David John MUNRO – Conservative Party Candidate

• Julia Florence SEARLE – UKIP

For more information, visit www.choosemypcc.org.uk

To register to vote, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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