Lincolnshire’s police and crime commissioner contenders under the spotlight in Boston tonight

The six people bidding to become the public head of Lincolnshire’s police force will be quizzed in Boston tonight.

Haven High Technology College will host a hustings event at 7pm to allow voters to find out the views of the potential police and crime commissioners.

The event, at the Marian Road campus, will be in the style of BBC One’s political debate programme Question Time.

The hustings night was arranged by Anne Dorrian with support of the Boston Standard and will be chaired by Haven High head Adrian Reed.

The contenders for the position, which will be decided by a vote on November 15, are Mervyn Barrett (Independent), David Bowles (Independent), Richard Davies (Conservative), Elliott Fountain (English Democrat), Paul Gleeson (Labour), Alan Hardwick (Independent).

The eventual winner will take over the role of the Lincolnshire Police Authority - overseeing the budget and priorities of the police.