Coronavirus: Police and crime commissioner elections for Lincolnshire and Rutland postponed
Elections for the next police and crime commissioners due to be held in May have been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Voters were due to go to the polls on May 7 to elect the new police and crime commissioner for Lincolnshire and Rutland but now Marc Jones for Lincolnshire will no longer face the vote. Rutland's current police and crime commissioner Lord Willy Bach had already announced his intention not to restand.
The Electoral Commission yesterday (Thursday) recommended to Government that votes should be postponed until Autumn.
Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones, said in response to the earlier recommendation that “strong leadership” was needed from public representatives to keep the public safe.
“Considerations around the timing of PCC elections are far from my mind as I concentrate on delivering public service in the interests of the people of Lincolnshire.
“I am totally committed to supporting the Chief Constable as the police service face the huge challenges of the current emerging situation.
“We will do all that we can help keep officers and the wider police family as safe as possible to aid their efforts to keep us all safer together.”
More by this authorDaniel Jaines, Local Democracy Reporter