Dr Chris Jones has been confirmed as the Labour Party candidate for the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner election on 5th May 2016.
Following a ballot of Constituency Labour Parties in Norfolk, Chris Jones, who worked in the NHS for 32 years, was selected with the clear backing of local parties.
Chris is a former doctor, who worked in the NHS for more than 30 years, 20 of which were spent as a consultant in forensic psychiatry.
Dr Chris Jones commented:
“People in Norfolk deserve a Police and Crime Commissioner who will stand up for our communities and protect front line policing from further cuts by this government.
Violent crime in Norfolk has risen by 30 per cent in a year. But the number of police officers in the county has been slashed since 2010. The choice at the election will be between a Labour commissioner who will stand up to the government's cuts to policing, or a Tory commissioner who will back them all the way.
My experience as a psychiatrist has not only given me an insight into how cuts to public services have stretched them to capacity, but also the importance of crime prevention. If elected, I will work day and night to make our streets safer and protect our communities from the very worst government cuts.”