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Four candidates declared for PCC by-election in August

Four candidates declared for PCC by-election in August

🕔25.Jul 2014

The Statement of Persons Nominated for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) by-election on 21 August has been published today (25 July) by the Police Area Returning Officer (Birmingham City Council Chief Executive Mark Rogers) .

Just four people have decided, along with gathering the necessary list of supporters and an electoral deposit, to stand.

The list of candidates nominated for election is:

  • David Jamieson (Labour)
  • Les Jones (Conservative)
  • Ayoub Khan (Lib Dems)
  • Keith Rowe (UKIP).

The by-election is taking place following the sudden death in office of Bob Jones. His funeral was held yesterday. Yvonne Mosquito, a Deputy PCC to Bob Jones, is currently the Acting PCC.

The turnout at the last election was 12%.  With the poll taking place in the middle of summer, for a role which even the last office holder did not agree with and as the supplementary voting system is used, it is almost anyone’s guess as to who might triumph.

The by-election is estimated to cost £3.7m to stage, including £700,000 on a candidates’ booklet for every household.

The office comes with a salary of £100,000 per annum. The new man – for it will definitely be a man again – will officially start work on 28 August.

More details can be found on the official West Midlands PCC website. 

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