Son of former police inspector in running to be Hampshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner

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THE Liberal Democrats have unveiled their candidate to be Hampshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner.

The party have put forward David Goodall, 49, a councillor for Eastleigh and the son of a former Hampshire police inspector.

Mr Goodall said: ‘The most important issue facing the new Police and Crime Commissioner will be how to provide a good police service across Hants and the Isle of Wight given the current state of public finances.

‘I believe the key is getting value for money by ensuring that police officers’ time is maximised doing police work and not paperwork.

‘Good use of technology and a cull of forms will be essential.’

Voters will chose the £85,000-a-year commissioner in an election on November 15.

Mr Goodall will be up against former East Hampshire MP Michael Mates for the Conservatives, independent Simon

Hayes, and Southampton councillor Jacqui Rayment for Labour.