POLICE and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson will not stand for re-election to the post of PCC in 2020.

Mr Macpherson was elected as Wiltshire and Swindon’s PCC in 2012 and then re elected in 2016.

The PCC oversees how crime is tackled in Wiltshire and sets the force's annual budget. Mr Macpherson has continually called for fairer funding for Wiltshire Police.

He said: "As we enter another decade I feel it’s the right time to let another person, with their own energy and vision, continue the good work which I and my office have done so far.

"I have been passionate about bolstering services for those caught up in the criminal justice system, vulnerable people and victims of crime.

"I believe I have accomplished many of the aims which I set out to achieve within the Police and Crime plan, but there is always more to do and I remain fully committed to my role over the next 12 months.”

Conservative candidates cllr Jonathon Seed and Cllr Darren Henry have put themselves in the running to take over the top policing role, which comes with a £70k salary when elections take place in 2020.