The Labour Party have announced that Reg Watson OBE will be the party's candidate for Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner.
Reg Watson is local Labour councillor on Carlisle City Council, a former Mechanical Engineer, and former Chair of the Cumbria Police Authority.
Reg Watson, speaking about his selection said: “I am honoured to be the Labour Party’s Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for area I live in. Tory cuts to our police are putting the safety of our local communities at risk. They are cutting the Police at a time when crime is rising.
“Labour will be campaign here in Cumbria to protect neighbourhood policing, maintain frontline police officers and ensure our communities are kept safe despite the huge cuts to police budgets inflicted by this Tory Government.”