Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Ex-chief constable Meredydd Hughes wants commissioner job

The former chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has said he wants to be the county's elected Police and Crime Commissioner.

Meredydd Hughes, who stood down from his role last year, said he was seeking a nomination from the Labour party.

"Having been approached by senior figures in the party, I hope to offer fellow Labour party members good reason to support me," he said.

Police Commissioners for forces will be elected in November 2012.

The role of commissioner includes setting priorities for their police force and overseeing its budget.

Mr Hughes, who became chief constable in 2004 and led the force for seven years, previously told the BBC that the creation of Police Commissioners was "a mistake".

The deputy chief constable of West Yorkshire, David Crompton was appointed as his successor in January.

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