PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson is calling on Lancashire residents to make their vote count in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday, November 15.

The PCC will set the budget, set the amount local people pay towards policing in their council tax, and write the local crime plan. Mr Stephenson said: “We are now in the countdown to the election for the first police and crime commissioner for Lancashire.

“We will soon have an important new local figure in the PCC who will lead the local effort to cut crime and make Pendle safer. Few things are more important than the security of our communities and the safety of our families.

“PCCs will reconnect local policing priorities with local people’s concerns. I am backing our excellent Conservative candidate Tim Ashton who will be a strong local voice.”