Ex-MP’s new role?

Former Sherwood MP Paddy Tipping is to stand for election as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire next year.

He said: “Nottinghamshire Police have made significant gains in recent years, but much remains to be done.

We need to protect frontline services and neighbourhood policing. Police numbers are presently being cut – I’ll continue to argue for a fairer funding formula. We need to support the victims of crime rather than the offender.”