Notts TV to screen live Police and Crime Commissioner election debate

Video: The five candidates make their cases for election

The five candidates bidding to take control of Notts Police will come face-to-face in a live Notts TV News special.

In two weeks voters in Nottinghamshire will get to choose our next Police and Crime Commissioner.

Elected every four years, commissioners were created by the Government to save money and provide a more obvious public face when it comes to cutting and controlling crime.

And on Thursday those standing for the role in the May election will clash in a live debate from 5.30pm.

In Nottinghamshire the current commissioner, Paddy Tipping, was elected on a Labour ticket and faces four challengers for Thursday, May 5.

PCC Polling Day – Key Points

  • Thursday, May 5 2016
  • Polling stations open 7am-10am across Notts
  • Any British citizen registered to vote can do so
  • Thursday, May 12 – successful candidate takes up office

They are Conservative Tony Harper, UKIP’s Fran Loi, independent Tony Bates and Jason Zadrozny, also an independent.

Notts Police and Crime Commissioner Election: Everything you need to know

All five will be quizzed on their plans to manage the force’s shrinking budget, reduce rising violent crime, and increase trust in the force.

Watch the debate live from 5.30pm on Thursday, April 21 on Notts TV via Freeview channel 7, Sky 117 and Virgin 159.

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