Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Norfolk
Lorne has served for thirty years as a diplomat in some of the most troubled parts of the world including in war zones in Europe and South Asia.
He was in charge of the Canadian Embassy in the former Yugoslavia during a period of conflict in the 1990s and previously served in Pakistan during a war with India. When he retired from the diplomatic service he became Secretary General of the World Nuclear Transport Institute in London for a further eleven years.
Although Canadian by background, Lorne is a British citizen and whilst often serving overseas, he has maintained a home in West Norfolk for more than thirty years. He and his wife, Valerie, were married in Snettisham near Hunstanton over forty years ago and two of their three children were born in the county.
"All my career here at home in the UK and abroad has prepared me to deal with the most serious safety and security issues in a changing world. I have a proven capacity to help overcome differences and bring people and organisations closer together in the most challenging circumstances to improve the quality of life for everyone.
"Norfolk needs a full-time Police and Crime Commissioner working side by side with the dedicated professional staff at the PCC office. I will dedicate myself to making sure the police are seen to be on the side of local people and, in turn, be the strong voice that ensures that the police and entire criminal justice system reflect the concerns of the public.
"We all want assurance that the police will be there for us when we need them most. These aren’t political issues; these are Norfolk community issues. I will be the Police and Crime Commissioner for every woman, man and child in our County."