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CANDIDATES for Police and Crime Commissioners’ elections have been urged to put themselves forward.

Elections will take place in November next year to appoint people to the role for every police force in the country, including Northumbria.

Commissioners will work with communities to identify policing needs and set priorities, hold the Chief Constable to account and set the force budget, as well as policing precept.

Hexham MP Guy Opperman said: “As a party, we have already launched consultations with local associations about candidate selection and we look forward to seeing strong candidates come forward for these positions.”