Three-way battle to be crime chief - trio in race to be Leicestershire's first police and crime commissioner
Three people will take part in the race to become Leicestershire's first police and crime commissioner next month, it has been confirmed.
The deadline for candidates to register for the November 15 vote passed at noon yesterday.
No previously undeclared candidates registered, leaving the three people who announced their intention to stand some months ago.
The Conservatives have chosen recently retired Air Chief Marshall Sir Clive Loader, a parish councillor in Wing, Rutland, while the Labour Party has selected Leicester's assistant mayor Sarah Russell.
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Leicester community worker and businessman Suleman Nagdi is standing as an independent.
The three will appear at a series of hustings over the next few weeks, including one on Monday in Leicester city centre.
Mercury editor Richard Bettsworth will chair a public question and answer session organised by the Chartered Management institute and Neighbourhood Watch.
It will take place at the Holiday Inn, St Nicholas Circle, Leicester city centre, between 7pm and 9pm on Monday.
The CMI and Neighbourhood Watch are also holding a session at Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham on Tuesday, October 23, between 7pm and 9pm.
The Diocese of Leicester is staging a event at Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough at 7.30pm on Monday, October 29.
Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce will hold an event in De Montfort University's Hugh Aston building, the Newarke, at 7.15pm on Wednesday, October 31.