Boston councillor misses out on Labour police commissioner nomination

A Boston borough councillor has narrowly missed out on the chance to stand as Labour Party candidate in this year’s police and crime commisioner election.

Coun Paul Gleeson got down to the final two in the party’s selection process, but missed out to former Police Authority member Phil Dilks, from Deeping St James.

The election, in November, will see a figurehead chosen to be the voice of the people at the head of the county’s police force.