The East Midlands Labour Party has announced this morning that Lucinda Preston is to be the party’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in Lincolnshire.
Responding to the announcement, Lucinda, a teacher who works at a school in Sleaford, said: “I’m excited to have been chosen.
“We all need to feel safe and secure in our homes and on the streets we walk down every day, so it’s important that our police force is tackling the problems that we really care about.
“That’s why I’m listening to what people all across the county have to say.
“We all pay our taxes and everyone deserves effective policing, whether they live in a city, a market town or a small village.
“None of us are under any illusions about the challenges facing our local police. Over the last five years we’ve seen significant cuts in the number of police officers. We can’t afford to lose any more frontline officers.
“Lincolnshire needs a PCC that will stand up for local people and fight for a fairer deal for Lincolnshire. I’ll listen to the priorities of local people, set out a credible plan to tackle crime and make Lincolnshire an even safer place to live and work.”