Conservatives choose candidate for Derbyshire crime commissioner election

Richard Bright, Conservative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire
Richard Bright, Conservative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire
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A Derbyshire Dales district councillor who has been selected to contest next May’s Police and Crime Commissioner election in Derbyshire for the Conservative Party says he wants to help secure ‘the best deal possible’ for the county.

Richard Bright, 40, was endorsed as the party’s candidate following a selection meeting by members from across Derbyshire at Ashover Village Hall.

The Hognaston Man represents Hulland on Derbyshire Dales District Council and is also a member of the Derbyshire Police and Crime Panel which scrutinises policing in the county.

Richard said: “I am delighted to have been chosen by Derbyshire residents to contest the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Conservatives.

“I will be Commissioner for both urban and rural Derbyshire and will support our hardworking officers to tackle all types of crime from anti-social behaviour to traffic offences.

“I also want to get better value for money for taxpayer and I understand the need for more collaboration with other police organisations and better use of new crime-fighting technology.

“A Conservative Police Commissioner will also be able to work closely with Government to get the best deal possible for Derbyshire helping make our county a safer place to live.”

Richard has served in the RAF Reserve as part of a helicopter support squadron and was also an officer in the Air Training Corps.

He is the managing director of a lighting firm which serves businesses nationwide and lives with his partner, Caroline, and their two children, aged 9 and 11.