Lincoln councillor to stand for Conservatives in Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Marc Jones, the Conservative County Councillor for Bracebridge, has been chosen to contest next year’s Police and Crime Commissioner Election in Lincolnshire.

He was selected by party members from across Lincolnshire following a special meeting in North Hykeham.

Marc, 43, is also the Executive Member for Finance and Property on Lincolnshire County Council, and has previously been Deputy Leader of the City of Lincoln Council.

Born and raised in Lincolnshire, Marc has been married to Rachel for 21 years and the couple have one daughter, Tabitha, aged 7.

Marc Jones said: “It is a great privilege to be chosen by county residents as the Conservative candidate for next year’s Police and Crime Commissioner Election.

“As the father of a little girl it is so important to me that we have the safest streets possible here in Lincolnshire and a police force which is the envy of the country.

“My priorities will be boosting both neighbourhood and rural policing as working with our hardworking officers to ensure victims of crime are at the forefront of everything we do.

“I will also be a Police and Crime Commissioner who will work in a positive way with our Government and MPs to get the best funding deal for Lincolnshire Police.”

Following the first elections for Police and Crime Commissioners in November 2012, the next elections for the posts will be held on May 5, 2016.

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick. Photo Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick. Photo Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Alan Hardwick, a former TV and radio presenter, and also former Police and Crime Panel spokesperson, has been the Lincolnshire PCC since 2012.

The Conservatives fielded Richard Davies in 2012 as their PCC candidate. Davies is currently a County Councillor and in charge of Transport and Highways in the county.

Marc Jones also ran for Grimsby MP for the Conservatives in the May 2015 General Elections.