Zoe Metcalfe selected as by election candidate.

Harrogate Borough and North Yorkshire County Councillor Zoe Metcalfe has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the forthcoming York and North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner by-election.

The election was caused following the resignation of Philip Allott earlier this month.

Councillor Metcalfe represents the Claro division on Harrogate Council and the Knaresborough division on North Yorkshire County Council. Following her selection by local Tory party members on Sunday she said:

“People living and working across North Yorkshire want to feel safe and have full confidence in their police and fire services,” she said.

“I can assure people I will stop at nothing to ensure both services are the best they can possibly be for the benefit of everyone across the county.”