Former Prime Minister Tony Blair in Barton to support John Prescott in his bid to become Humberside police commissioner
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair came to Barton today (Friday).
He supported Lord John Prescott, the ex-Deputy Prime Minister in his Labour government, who is a candidate in next Thursday's election to become the first Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.
While in Barton, Mr Blair chatted to Councillor Ian Cawsey, from Winterton, the former Brigg and Goole MP.
They visited the Place Bistro in Barton's Market Place.
Mr Blair also visited Hull today, to support Lord Prescott, saying: "I am proud and happy to be here to support John.
"He is a worker, he is committed, he is dedicated and I can’t think of a better role for him than this one."
The others six standing for the role of Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner are independent candidates Paul Davison, Walter Sweeney and Neil Eyre, UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom, Liberal Democrat Simone Butterworth and Conservative Matthew Grove.
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