Polling day on Thursday for new Lincolnshire PCC

Lincolnshire PCC candidates 'Marc Jones (Conservative), Victoria Ayling (Labour) and Daniel Simpson (Lincolnshire Independents).  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Lincolnshire PCC candidates 'Marc Jones (Conservative), Victoria Ayling (Labour) and Daniel Simpson (Lincolnshire Independents). Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Voters in Lincolnshire go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect the county’s second Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Either Victoria Ayling (UKIP), Marc Jones (Conservative), Lucinda Preston (Labour) or Daniel Simpson (Lincolnshire Independents) will succeed outgoing PCC Alan Hardwick in the £65,000-a-year post.

Lincolnshire PCC candidate Lucinda Preston (Labour).

Lincolnshire PCC candidate Lucinda Preston (Labour).

Polling stations across South Holland opened at 7am and will close at 10pm.

The result is expected to be declared tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.

All four candidates have taken part in a number of pre-election hustings events ahead of polling day, including one in Long Sutton three weeks ago which was organised by South Holland District Council members Laura Eldridge and Jack Tyrrell.

One of the first jobs the new PCC will have is to appoint a new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police as the current holder, Neil Rhodes, is due to retire next year.

For full coverage of the PCC election, buy the Lincolnshire Free Press on Tuesday.

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