Gloucestershire Lib Dems select Alistair Cameron as police candidate

Alistair Cameron
Image caption Alistair Cameron said he would oppose cuts and protect PCSO funding

A former Liberal Democrat leader of Cheltenham Borough Council is bidding to become Gloucestershire's police and crime commissioner.

Alistair Cameron has also stood for as a prospective parliamentary candidate for the Tewkesbury constituency.

Mr Cameron said he would "rigorously oppose" cuts and would protect police community support officers' funding.

Police and crime commissioners will be elected in 41 areas across England and Wales on 15 November.

"Gloucestershire Police already work with neighbouring police services in order to tackle serious crime and to share best practice which offers opportunities to reduce costs," he said.

"This work must continue and intensify."

Also standing in the Gloucestershire police commissioner elections are Victoria Atkins (Conservative), Rupi Dhanda (Labour), Jeanne Berry (Badger Party) and independent candidate Martin Surl.

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