Voting for the next national Police Federation chair closes on Wednesday night and Cambridgeshire members are being encouraged to take part in the ballot before it is too late.

The three candidates standing for election are current West Yorkshire Police Federation chair Brian Booth, national deputy chair Ché Donald and National Board member Steve Hartshorn.

Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom said: “It is important that our members use their vote to choose a new chair who has a clear mandate to help shape the future of the Police Federation.

“Policing in England and Wales could be on the cusp of massive reform and a strong Federation with a united leadership has never been more important.

“The three candidates all have a powerful vision of the direction in which they want to steer the organisation and so I would urge our members to cast their votes in this very important election.”

The closing date for voting is 11.59pm on Wednesday (30 March) and the new chair will take office on Friday (1 April).

All members are eligible to vote and will receive instructions on the process directly to their mailbox.

Members with any questions about the election process should contact the branch.

Read the candidates’ election statements in full:   Brian BoothChé DonaldSteve Hartshorn.