The four candidates involved in the battle to become Lincolnshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner stepped up their campaigns last night (Thursday) at a hustings in Horncastle.
Victoria Ayling (UKIP), Daniel Simpson (Lincolnshire Independents), Marc Jones (Conservatives) and Lucinda Preston (Labour) were involved in some heated exchanges about a variety of topics including police funding and how to tackle rural crime.
It was standing room only at the event which was held at Stanhope Hall - just a week before the election to become the country’s new crime Tsar.
The four are battling to take over from Alan Hardwick who has confined he will not be seeking a second term in the £74,000 a year post.
*A full report on the hustings will appear in next week’s newspaper.