Labour’s candidate for Kent’s police commissioner was burgled on the day she was selected to stand in the election. Ashford councillor Harriet Yeo said items stolen from her Kingsnorth home on Sunday included gold jewellery.
The Conservative candidate for the role is Medway Councillor Craig MacKinlay, and the new commissioners will have the power to hire and fire chief constables, hold them to account and set forces’ budgets. The elections for the new positions will take place in 41 areas, including Kent, in November. At the same time, the current police authorities will be scrapped.