Northamptonshire Liberal Democrats have selected Paul Varnsverry to be their candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election.
Mr Varnsverry, former deputy leader of Northampton Borough Council, was selected last night.
He also stood for Parliament in Northampton South at the General Election in 2010.
Mr Varnsverry is up against Conservative candidate Adam Simmonds, Labour’s Lee Barron, Jim MacArthur for UKIP. There are also two Independent candidates, John Norrie and Matt Stockdale.
He said: “It is a privilege to be selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner. I fervently believe I have the experience and knowledge to be a strong voice for Northamptonshire residents.
"I know it is crucial that local people have confidence in the police and that the police themselves are grounded in the communities in which they work. My priorities will include early intervention on crime and anti-social behaviour, increasing public confidence and engagement in how our communities are policed, and initiatives to reduce the number of drivers killed and seriously injured on the county’s roads.
"My energies will be focused on making sure that our county is a safer place and that local residents are fully engaged in how our communities are policed.”
The PCC election is in November.