Quiz police and crime comissioner candidates

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A QUESTION and answer sessions will take place of the candidates for the Police and Crime Comissioner role in Northamptonshire.

The University of Northampton will be hosting the event in which people can quiz them on their policy statements and manifestos.

The event will have two sessions on Thursday November 1. The first, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, is dedicated to young people aged 17 and under. The teenagers will be invited to propose questions open for discussion. An adult session will be held immediately after, from 7.45pm to 9pm.

Northamptonshire residents will elect the county’s first Police and Crime Commissioner on November 15.

The Police and Crime Commissioner will oversee the Chief Constable, develop the policing plan and set the budget (including the percentage of council tax that goes towards policing).

Sarah Armstrong-Hallam, manager at the centre for children and youth at the University of Northampton said: “Young people may not be able to vote in this election, but the University is keen to ensure that the prospective candidates hear what matters to young people in Northamptonshire.

“Whatever your age, it is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the most significant change in how the police are managed in more than 20 years.”

Tickets are limited, anyone interested in attending either session and/or submitting a question can register online for either the youth session or the adult session. Alternatively contact Sarah Armstrong-Hallam on 01604 892514 or email sarah.armstrong@northampton.ac.uk.