03:10AM, Sunday 21 October 2012
Candidates for the Thames Valley Police crime commissioner role (PCC) have been officially announced.
Voting will take place on Thursday, November 15 and information on all the candidates will be available on the police website from Friday.
The full list of candidates are Patience Tayo Awe, Independent, Barry Cooper, UKIP, Geoff Howard, Independent, John Orrell Howson, Liberal Democrat, Anthony Stansfield, Conservative, Tim Starkey, Labour.
The elected PCC will be accountable for how crime is tackled throughout the Thames Valley area and will aim to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the service.
Residents must be registered to vote by October 31.
Postal vote applications must be received before 5pm on October 31, and proxy applications before 5pm on November 7.
Andrew Grant, police area returning iofficer, said: “With the candidates now announced for the election on November 15, it is a good time to check you are registered to vote so you can have your say on who will represent your community."
For voting information visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk