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Candidate impresses Lib-Dem AM

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 13, 2012

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A POLICE and Crime Commissioner candidate has won the backing of an AM and councillor.

Peter Black (pictured), Lib Dem member for South Wales West and a Swansea councillor, has endorsed Independent candidate Mike Baker.

The two met at a Remembrance Day march in Bridgend at the weekend and Mr Black said he was impressed by the candidate's experience and commitment.

"The Welsh Liberal Democrats are not contesting this election because we believe that the police should be above party politics," said Mr Black.

"My vote on Thursday inevitably will therefore go to one of the independent candidates.

"Mike Baker is a retired police officer, having served across the South Wales Police area for 30 years. He is currently working as a civil and criminal solicitor within the South Wales area. As such he has experience on both sides of the fence, being familiar with the system as well as the demands put on a modern police force."

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  • GretaCarbo  |  November 13 2012, 9:18PM

    The Liberal Democrat Federal Executive decided that the federal party will not be providing any financial backing to Liberal Democrats wishing to stand for election as Police Commissioners. Source: LibDem Voice. October 2011.

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  • paul0453  |  November 13 2012, 10:03AM

    You've jumped on the wrong bandwagon this time, Peter.

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  • bennyhill4  |  November 13 2012, 9:38AM

    i think peter black should keep who he is voting for between himself and the ballot box. Why is'nt the EP printing who other people are voting for? Oh i forgot it's Peter Black and the EP prints everything he says

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  • weslangdon  |  November 13 2012, 9:25AM

    The kiss of death for Mike Baker from the ever reliable and trustworthy Liberals

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