Nottinghamshire police and crime commissioner results
- 16 November 2012
- From the section Nottingham
Labour candidate Paddy Tipping has been elected as Nottinghamshire's first police and crime commissioner.
Find out more about these candidates below.
DR RAJ CHANDRAN - Independent
Dr Raj Chandran is a retired GP who spent 15 years as a Nottinghamshire Police force surgeon. He served for nine years in the Territorial Army as a major in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
A former mayor of Gedling, he was the UK's Commissioner for Racial Equality for eight years, and 20 years ago stood unsuccessfully as a Conservative MP. He is no longer a member of the party.
Mr Chandran said he wanted to see more police officers on the beat, dealing with the "rampant" problem of anti-social behaviour.
TONY ROBERTS - Conservative
Tony Roberts was a teacher for almost 40 years, having moved from Wales to Nottingham in 1967 to begin his training.
He was first elected to Newark and Sherwood District Council in 1976 and was leader from 2003-2012.
Mr Roberts said the Nottinghamshire force needed to build on recent improvements and help families to break the cycle of welfare benefits and criminal activity.
MALCOLM SPENCER - Independent
Malcolm Spencer, who served with Nottinghamshire Police for 30 years, is standing as an Independent candidate.
He is a retired detective who has spent the last seven years working as an adviser for the Police Federation.
"My intention in standing is to ensure the people of Nottingham get the best police service that can be provided," Mr Spencer said.
PADDY TIPPING - Labour
Paddy Tipping, the former MP for Sherwood, was a social worker in Nottinghamshire in the 1970s and moved into local politics in the 80s.
He served as a county councillor for more than 10 years and took Sherwood from the Conservatives in 1992. He spent nearly two decades in parliament, in roles including Deputy Leader of the Commons, but stood down as MP in 2010 after suffering a mild heart attack.
Mr Tipping said it was his aim to become "a people's commissioner - not a police commissioner", who would listen to people's concerns without taking a partisan view.