Conservatives select former Canadian diplomat as Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner candidate

Lorne Green is the Conservative Party candidate standing in Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner

Lorne Green is the Conservative Party candidate standing in Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May 2016. - Credit: Archant

A former Canadian diplomat has been selected as the Conservative candidate to become Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Lorne Green was selected at a meeting of Conservative party members at the Holiday Inn at Norwich International Airport this afternoon.

He beat two other shortlisted contenders: James Athill, who stood for the PCC role in 2012, and Norfolk County councillor Alison Thomas.

Mr Green was Canadian diplomat for 30 years, and served in embassies around the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania.

He married in Snettisham 46 year ago, and has lived in Norfolk for the last 17 years.


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Mr Green previously said he put himself forward because of his experience with safety and security issues, and said he would like to see the people of Norfolk influence police priorities.

He is likely stand against the incumbent, Stephen Bett, who won the post as an independent candidate in 2012, after failing to win the Conservative nomination in 2012.

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