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Police and Crime Commissioner Election

County Police and Crime Commissioners normally serve for four years and were thus due to be elected in May 2020. However, because of the Coronavirus Emergency this election was postponed until 2021.

The election will therefore take place on the same day as the County Council election - Thursday May 6th.

In contrast with other local and general elections, this poll is conducted using the supplementary voting system. Assuming there are more than two candidates, voters are able to record their preferences by marking 1 and 2 against their first and second choices of candidate. If no candidate gets a majority of first preference votes, the top two candidates go on to a second round in which second preference votes of the other, eliminated, candidates are allocated to them to produce a winner. So the fear of "letting-in" a candidate you do not want is much reduced.

The Liberal Democrats' Candidate for this election is John Crofts, a retired Headmaster, who lives in Ringstead in North West Norfolk. Speaking at the launch of his campaign, John said, "In a world where many crimes are on the rise and police forces are under pressure due to reduced funding, we need to increase the visibility of police in our communities to both combat crime, but also, just as important, to boost the confidence of our local communities. Only through understanding the needs of every person and supporting them properly can we hope to work effectively."

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