We now know who the candidates are in Essex for the Police and Crime Commissioner in Essex on November 15th:
You will notice there isn’t a Lib Dem candidate standing in Essex, and there are several reasons for this.
Whoever wins this election will have a significant job to do, which needs particular skills and really some good background knowledge on policing. In some parts of England we are fielding a candidate where the local Lib Dems think they are the best person for the job. But many of us aren’t convinced that party politics are the best way to approach these elections, and we don’t have a candidate in Essex. You may see individual Lib Dems publicly supporting one of the independent candidates….