John Prescott has secured Labour's vote in his bid to become Humberside's police and crime commissioner.
Lord Prescott, who had been backed by Labour leader Ed Miliband, beat rival Keith Hunter, the former senior officer with Humberside Police, to be Labour's candidate for the high-profile £75,000 a year job.
John Prescott at Westcliff Community Centre in March 2012
He is up against East Riding councillor Matthew Grove, the only Conservative to throw his hat in the ring so far, in the election which takes place in November.
All 2,200 Labour Party members were sent a ballot paper asking them to vote for their preferred candidate and their papers had to be returned by Friday 15th June.
The role of commissioner includes setting priorities for a police force and overseeing its budget.
People living in the four local authority areas covered by Humberside Police – Hull, the East Riding, North-East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire, will go to the polls on November 15, with the commissioner expected to take office a week later.
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