Earlier this evening I learnt that the dates of the Hertfordshire Police & Crime Commissioner primaries have been set.
This is very exciting indeed. If selected to attend the primaries* I will be able to listen directly to the people of the county and start a conversation with them about what they want from their police service and criminal justice partners.
The great thing about the primaries is that they are open to all registered voters in Hertfordshire. I assume that if you live locally and read this blog you have an interest in the future Commissioner and I would urge you to register to attend one of the sessions (I have inserted the relevant details below).
As I have made it clear previously I have no prior political experience so in theory I should be daunted by the prospect of primaries. In truth, although even at this stage I have a sense of excited anticipation, this will be an entirely new experience for all of the potential candidates so we all start from a level playing field. I look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate my passion for policing and my thoughts about how I can support the Constabulary and other organisations in delivering an excellent service. It’s also not in my nature to be nervous!
The schedule is:
If you are able to make one of these events please let me know you’ve been following my updates. I look forward to seeing you there.
* You may remember from earlier posts that, if the plan for selecting potential candidates in Hertfordshire has not changed, then up to six nominees will be selected for interview by local MPs and party members. I am yet to hear if I am one of the six selected so I have two hurdles to clear before attending the primaries.