What we know about the new police and crime commissioner for Norfolk Lorne Green
PUBLISHED: 13:20 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:01 09 May 2016
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Who is Norfolk’s new Police and Crime Commissioner? Lorne Green is a 70-year-old former Canadian diplomat. He married in Snettisham 46 years ago, and has lived in Norfolk for the last 17 years.
What are his politics?
He is a member of the Conservative Party.
What has he done in his career to date?
He was a Canadian diplomat for 30 years with postings in South Asia and Eastern Europe. He was in charge of the Canadian Embassy in Yugoslavia during the conflict. He served on the NATO Nuclear Planning Group in Brussels during the cruise missile controversy of the 1980s and was director of Nuclear and Arms Control Policy in the Canadian Defence Ministry. He was secretary general of the World Nuclear Transport Institute in London for 11 years.
What did he say in the run up to the election?
- On raising council tax? “Piling on more taxes when we already pay the fourth highest police taxes in the country will be a last resort once all other options are fully explored”
- On taking more powers over fire services? “I welcome closer collaboration as it provides opportunities for more effective emergency services and saving money. However, I would only seek to do this if there was a business case locally that made sense for Norfolk.
- On his first 100 days? “In the first 100 days action will begin to build more joined up county services, reach out regionally, address business and rural crime, and make our roads safer.”
How did he celebrate his victory?
He and his family decided to have an ice-cream at the Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn.
Who was in his campaign team?
The star of his campaign was his dog Percy who arrived at the end of the election count to see his master. A spoof Twitter account @lornegreensdog has been set up and currently has more followers than the police and crime commissioner.