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Tony Hogg is Conservative candidate for new police job

A NAVAL commodore and former warship captain has been selected as the Conservative police commissioner candidate.The Conservative Party has put forward Tony Hogg for the November election of the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

Tory police commissioner candidates for Devon and Cornwall have their say

The Conservative Party last week unveiled three candidates who will contest an open “primary” election to stand under the party banner to be Devon and Cornwall’s first Police and Crime Commissioner. Here, all three outline what they would bring to the job. To attend one of three events in the region contact 01395 233503 or visit www.policeselection.co.uk. Registration closes today at 4pmToday’s police service and the new Police and Crime Commissioner face the double challenge of tackling rising crime and stringent budget cuts

Tories pick candidates to contest police boss 'primary'

The Conservative Party has selected three candidates to contest to be the party's nominee in elections to be Devon and Cornwall's first elected police commissioner.Former soldier Paul Biddle, Torbay Council's Alison Hernandez and ex-RNAS Culdrose boss Tony Hogg will face a run-off in three open "primary" elections held across the two counties.

'Local is best' for selecting police chiefs, says minister

The police minister has urged local Conservatives to consider US-style primaries to choose crime commissioner candidates for election next year.Tory minister Nick Herbert announced that the Conservatives intend to back candidates at a regional level, rather than impose their own people from central office, at elections for 42 commissioners.

Anger over Commons boundary changes

Radical proposals to re-draw the Westcountry political map will create an MP representing both Devon and Cornwall on the north coast where the two counties meet.Boundary commissioners were last night criticised for overseeing a "dog's dinner" as they set out how the region will be affected by plans to slash the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

Totnes Conservatives launch new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.