Greater Manchester police and crime commissioner results

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Labour's Tony Lloyd has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Greater Manchester.

Find out more about the candidates below.

MATT GALLAGHER - Liberal Democrats

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Matt Gallagher is a retired police inspector with Greater Manchester Police

Retired police inspector Matt Gallagher has been selected as the Liberal Democrats candidate.

He has 30 years experience with Greater Manchester Police, six as an inspector in the force's Tactical Aid Unit where he dealt with drug gangs, organised football hooligans, anti-social behaviour and gun crime.

Mr Gallagher said he was best placed "to work with police officers and cut crime across Greater Manchester".


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Tony Lloyd has been MP for Manchester Central since 1997

Tony Lloyd, the Labour PCC candidate, has been MP for Manchester Central since 1997.

His Parliamentary career has seen him hold a number of offices, including Minister of State at the Foreign Office and leader of the UK delegation to the Council of Europe.

Mr Lloyd said his priorities included cutting crime because he believes safety for families is the public's top concern.

ROY WARREN - Independent

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Roy Warren is a magistrate and a former professional ice-hockey player and coach

Independent candidate Roy Warren, a magistrate from Trafford, is standing for PCC for Greater Manchester.

He is also an Adult and Youth Court chairman and a former professional ice-hockey player and coach. He believes the PCC position should not go to a politician.

If elected, Mr Warren said he would "emphasise the need to protect the sharp end of policing", which is "protecting the public".


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Michael Winstanley is the current chairman of the Wigan Conservatives' Federation

Former Wigan councillor and chairman of the town's Conservative Federation Michael Winstanley has been chosen as the Conservative candidate.

He currently works as a senior development analyst, at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr Winstanley said his priorities included cutting crime, cracking down on anti-social behaviour and giving the public a greater say in policing priorities.

STEVEN WOOLFE - UK Independence Party

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Steven Woolfe said public demand for a "strong and robust criminal justice system" has been ignored

Lawyer Steven Woolfe has been selected as the UKIP candidate.

He became a barrister in 1992, initially practising criminal and family law before becoming a fund management and regulatory lawyer.

Mr Woolfe said: "It is vital that there is positive interaction between the police, prosecuting agencies, probation and the public.

"For far too long public demands for a strong and robust criminal justice system have been ignored and that must be remedied."

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