After a series of meetings held across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, Conservative Party Members last night confirmed Matthew Barber as the Party's candidate to become the next Police & Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley.
Anthony Stansfeld has been the first ever PCC having been elected in 2012. He is standing down at next May's elections. Matthew Barber has served as Anthony's Deputy for more than two years and has now been selected by the Conservative Party to fight next year's elections.
Speaking after the final hustings meeting Matthew said:
"I am honoured and delighted to have been selected this evening as your Conservative candidate to be Police & Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley in 2020.
There is already a great deal of work underway across our three great counties to make the public safer, reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system, but there is always more to do.
I will tirelessly represent the people of the Thames Valley and deliver my vision for strong local policing and clear leadership to make our communities safer."
The PCC elections take place on 7th May 2020.