Keith Skipper's Norfolk rap about police commissioner change

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Media captionKeith Skipper raps under the guise of Duzzy Raskel

Norfolk's Keith Skipper, under the guise Duzzy Raskel, has penned a rap urging people to vote in the police and crime commissioner elections.

Writer, broadcaster and entertainer Mr Skipper will be performing the Norfolk Rap to raise awareness of the election.

A £5,000 video for the song has been produced with the help of the Norfolk Police Authority (NPA) filmed in key locations across the county.

The election will take place on Thursday 15 November.

Mr Skipper, who founded Friends Of Norfolk Dialect to archive the county's traditional words and was made an MBE in 2007, said: "It's a serious subject... but we feel a lighter touch with that distinctive Norfolk flavour helps get the message across.

Image caption Keith Skipper was made an MBE in 2007

"I've never done anything like this before... something I have in common with most candidates and voters on 15 November.

"It's a cross between rap and country."

Chris Harding, chief executive of the outgoing NPA, said: "The Home Office national campaign to raise public awareness is scheduled to start later this month. This is to be followed by national promotions via the Electoral Commission.

"I hope that the launch of the Duzzy Raskel rap helps raise awareness in Norfolk.

"Like it or not, it carries the clear message that things are going to change and that it is important to the people who have a vote in Norfolk that they seek to raise their and their friends' awareness of it and know of the date for the election.

"I don't think people can complain if they haven't voted."

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