Time to vote for Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections also take place on May 6 and the county has five candidates all fighting for the position.

The PCC oversees the strategy and finances of the force, and also hires and fires chief constables, who are responsible for the daily policing operations.

Marc Jones was the second elected PCC of Lincolnshire in May 2016 and this time his role is being challenged by Labour City of Lincoln councillor Rosanne Kirk and chairman of the Lincolnshire Police Independent Advisory Group (IAG), David Williams from the Lincolnshire Independents party, Ross Pepper from the Liberal Democrats and Peter Escreet from the Reform Party.

Here are a few of the priorities each candidate will be focusing on.

PCC elections are taking place

Marc Jones, Conservative, is leading on changes to the law to further protect victims of crime, Rosanne Kirk, Labour, says she promises to fight for and listen to all of Lincolnshire, particularly the forgotten about villages and rural communities that don’t feel they get justice anymore, David Williams, Lincolnshire Independents, wants to tackle violent crime and domestic abuse by addressing the root causes so that no one need fear for their safety in the presence of others, Ross Pepper, Liberal Democrats, has said he will fight for fair funding from the government for Lincolnshire Police to meet the country’s particular needs and Peter Escreet, Reform Party, says what’s best for Lincolnshire is his only driver for the position regardless of his personal political views or party policy and he intends to give the public full visibility of the PCC role.