Conservatives launch crime commissioner campaign

Lorne Green from Snettisham, who is standing for Police and Crime Commissioner. ANL-150511-131122009
Lorne Green from Snettisham, who is standing for Police and Crime Commissioner. ANL-150511-131122009

Nominations closed yesterday for the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner elections which will be held in May.

Conservative candidate Lorne Green, of Snettisham, will be officially launching his campaign later today in Norwich.

Mr Green said: “I really want to get elected as I think I can make a fantastic difference to this county.

“I think I have a wide vision because of my national and international experience.

“I am absolutely committed and think I could make things happen.”

Former diplomat Mr Green has been conducting surveys around the county when he learned that police visibility, speeding, burglary and anti-social behaviour were people’s main concerns.

One of Mr Green’s ideas is to illustrate to new drivers the dangers of speeding using a car damaged in an accident.

He is also interested to tackle the issues of why people are vulnerable to become victims and offenders.

Mr Green has volunteered at Lynn’s SOS Project Safe Haven, which offers support to drunken and vulnerable people, and will be doing a similar thing in Norwich later this month.

Mr Green said: “I want to get to the root causes. I would like to hold a conference to see if we can identify what the causes are.”

The other candidates vying for the crime commisioner’s position are: Stephen Bett (Independent, incumbent, along with Chris Jones (Labour), Jacky Howe (Liberal Democrat) and David Moreland (UKIP).

The election will be taking place on Thursday, May 5.