A Lincolnshire County Councillor has been chosen to contest next year's Police and Crime Commissioner Election in Lincolnshire for the Conservatives.
Marc Jones ,43, was selected by party members from across Lincolnshire following a special meeting in North Hykeham.
He currently represents Bracebridge Division in Lincoln on Lincolnshire County Council and is Executive Member for Finance and Property. Mr Jones has also previously been Deputy Leader of the City of Lincoln Council.
Born and bred in Lincolnshire, before entering politics Marc worked in property, setting up his own business helping those in need to find a secure family home.
He is active in the community having been in a School Governor for a number of years and an enthusiastic fundraiser for several local and national causes.
Marc has been married to Rachel for 21 years and the couple have one daughter, Tabitha, aged 7.
Marc said: “It is a great privilege to be chosen by county residents as the Conservative candidate for next year's Police and Crime Commissioner Election.
"As the father of a little girl it is so important to me that we have the safest streets possible here in Lincolnshire and a police force which is the envy of the country.
"My priorities will be boosting both neighbourhood and rural policing as well as working with our hardworking officers to ensure victims of crime are at the forefront of everything we do.
"I will also be a Police and Crime Commissioner who will work in a positive way with our Government and MPs to get the best funding deal for Lincolnshire Police."