After months of flirting with the electorate, we now have a formal list of candidates for Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, as published today.
The formal list of candidates nominated:
Henry Bolton (UKIP)
Dave Naghi (Liberal Democrat)
Tristan Osborne (Labour)
Gurvinder Sandher (Independent)
Matthew Scott (Conservative)
Steve Uncles (English Democrat)
We’ll be looking at each of the candidates in more detail between now and the election.
In the meantime, it’s time to say goodbye to the following declared candidates that didn’t make it onto the ballot paper:
Fergus Wilson (Independent) seemingly didn’t submit his nomination papers properly, so wasn’t allowed to stand. It was unlikely he’d be able to take up the position regardless following his assault conviction.
Tim Garbutt (Independent Green) discovered last week that the £5000 deposit required to stand was quite a lot of money.
The Green Party declared that they would be standing a candidate, but one never made it onto the ballot paper.
With current commissioner Ann Barnes not standing again, we now know that one of the six names above will be Kent’s next Police and Crime Commissioner.