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'I am not an extremist': Police commissioner candidate says

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05.03.2021

A police commissioner candidate wants more cops on the beat, jobs for veterans and has insisted he is not a “right-wing extremist”.

David Moreland is running as an independent candidate for the role of police and crime commissioner (PCC), having previously stood as a UKIP MP in 2019.

In an interview, Mr Moreland insisted he is “not a right-wing extremist” but brought up people’s race unprompted several times.

Before his political career, Mr Moreland served in the armed forces and Metropolitan police, where he broke his back on duty and moved to Norfolk around 17 years ago.

Mr Moreland said he wanted to take on the role because “it’s all changed an awful lot and not for the good.”

While standing as a UKIP candidate Mr Moreland said he would man observation points on Norfolk's beaches to stop illegal immigration - Credit: Archant

He said: “As an ex-CID officer, I've seen what's going on here and across the country - police stations are closing down, the lack of police officers on the streets.........

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