Ballot to decide if Police Commissioner will stand for re-election

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins

The future of Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner will be decided on Thursday as the Labour party begins its selection of a candidate for next year’s PCC election.

Commissioner Olly Martins will need to receive a majority of nominations from the Bedfordshire constituency Labour Parties and affiliated organisations to stand again in May.

Should the he not receive a majority of nominations cast, then the East of England Labour Party will move towards a full open selection under procedures issued by the National Executive Committee.

To determine the affirmative nomination for Bedford and Kempston CLP, a meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17, at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Goldington, from 7.30pm.