Vote this Thursday, Yvette Cooper urges during visit to Chesterfield

NDET 13-11-12 MC 70'Yvette Cooper is visiting PCC candidate Alan Charles and speaking to locals including North Derbyshire Women's Aid Heads of Services Fay Atkinson and Dena Trossell
NDET 13-11-12 MC 70'Yvette Cooper is visiting PCC candidate Alan Charles and speaking to locals including North Derbyshire Women's Aid Heads of Services Fay Atkinson and Dena Trossell

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has urged people to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections during a visit to Chesterfield this afternoon.

Ms Cooper was in the town to speak to Labour candidate Alan Charles and voters ahead of Thursday’s vote to elect Derbyshire’s first-ever Police and Crime Commissioner.

She said: “People need to turn out and vote in these important elections.

“The Government has been crazy in deciding to hold them in November – I don’t think enough people know about them.”

Mr Charles added: “It was wonderful for Yvette to be with us – it’s a real boost for me and the team.”

As well as Mr Charles, Conservative candidate Simon Spencer, UKIP candidate David Gale and independent candidate Rod Hutton will contest the election.

Police and Crime Commissioners will be responsible for hiring and dismissing chief constables and deciding force budgets.

For updates on the elections, keep checking our website.