John Savage announced as new Labour Police Commissioner candidate
Labour have announced their replacement candidate for the Police Commissioner role, after Bob Ashford was forced to step down yesterday.
The new candidate is Dr John Savage - a well-known businessman and is chair of the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust.
Mr Ashford had to step down yesterday after he was told that an offence he was convicted of in 1966, as a 13-year-old, barred him from applying for the role.
Dr Savage said: "It is an honour to be Labour's Candidate in this election.
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"I am determined to use my skills and experience to stand up for local communities in these elections.
"I fully understand the need for a new approach to resource allocation in these testing economic times but, the Government is making the wrong choices on crime, taking frontline police off the streets, weakening powers to deal with anti-social behaviour, and opening the door to the privatisation of core services - I will fight the impact of these reckless changes."