Devon & Cornwall Lib Dems have selected Brian Blake as their candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on November 15th. Brian is an excellent candidate, having served for 31 years in the Police Service across the region in both counties, finishing his career as a Detective Chief Inspector.
After retiring from the Police, Brian worked for 13 years for the Ministry of Defence, involving personnel vetting of military, NATO and UK Government employees working abroad.
He is the only person to have announced their candidacy to have experience of serving in the Police, and worked under former Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable and Liberal Parliamentary candidate, John Alderson, who pioneered community policing.
The field looks to be packed and will be hotly contested, with a number of independent candidates throwing their hats into the ring alongside the established parties.
We will be using Connect’s Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) system to help us canvass the geographically largest Police area in England at nearly 4,000 square miles. So if you are able to help with phone canvassing from anywhere in the UK, or can help with knocking on doors or delivering, please do get in touch with Glyn Ley on 01803 411816 or email [email protected].
* Glyn Ley is the Information Officer for Torbay Liberal Democrats. He blogs at glynley.co.uk