BROMSGROVE Labour Party Chair Rory Shannon congratulated Kuldip Sahota on his selection as the party candidate for the May’s Police & Crime Commissioner.

Kuldip said “As the former Chair of the Telford & Wrekin Police Board, I understand how to win the best deal for our Police. Under the Tory Police & Crime Commissioner, the level of knife crime, robberies and violent crime has increased. Instead of a costly reorganisation of our Police under this Tory Commissioner, I would prioritise getting the resources our Police force desperately needs”.

If elected, Kuldip says in his first term he would focus frontline policing on tackling county lines and anti-social behaviour, recruit and retrain specialised staff to keep police on the streets and implement a 'true' living wage and trade union practices for staff.

He also says on day one he would "scrap the costly takeover of the Fire & Police forces in West Mercia".

Rory Shannon said: “I look forward to working with Kuldip over the coming months”.