The conservative candidate won. I am hoping that he will follow through on his promise to sort out the backlog problems with the FA licencing that Kent faces at present. He was to my knowledge the only candidate that mentioned this issue, plus he has said that he will cut his salary by £10k a year and put it back into policing. No other candidate mentioned any of the above.
So he got my vote.
I will add that the UKIP candidate was the only other candidate I considered, although after sending him a brief and to the point request about the firearms licensing backlog and what he would propose to rectify the present mess, I got NO response.
Kent police have always been very efficient and helpful with FA licensing but the central office seems to have had some major issues, one hopes that we will see some return to normality in the near future.