Former Conservative mayoral candidate, Jas Parmar has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner election taking place in May.
Mr Parmar is well-known in Bedford and Kempston, previously representing the Conservative party as their candidate for Mayor of Bedford and PCC. He was also former deputy leader of the Conservatives at Bedford Borough Council.
He defected to the Lib Dems after leaving the Conservative party in 2017.
Commenting, Jas Parmar said, “I’m very pleased to be selected as the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner here in Bedfordshire.
“I’ve lived with my family in Clifton in Central Bedfordshire for over 30 years and many people in Kempston and Bedford will know me as a Post Master, businessman and former councillor.
“I have a long-term interest in policing and tackling crime: I was a police officer for five years with the Metropolitan Police and I currently serve as a member of the Independent Advisory Group to the Police.
“I am looking forward to talking with as many people as possible over the next couple of months.”
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