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Calum set to become national chair

Calum Macleod has been elected as the national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales. He will take up the post on 1 January 2018.

"I am honoured and privileged to be elected to the role of chair; with that comes the responsibility of ensuring that the organisation truly represents the views of rank and file police officers across England and Wales. Our organisational reform is nearing completion and now we must focus all our energy on achieving positive change for our members. Let's not sugar coat the current situation that we are facing - policing is in a critical state. We will continue to be robust with stakeholders and demand that they acknowledge and address the real issues facing the service and our members," he said.

Calum has been vice chair since April 2016 and takes over from Steve White who became chair in May 2014.

Che Donald has been elected as vice chair and also takes over from 1 January 2018.

"I would like to congratulate both Calum and Che on their new roles," says Tiff Lynch, chairman of Leicestershire Police Federation, "They take over the reins at a pivotal time for the Police Federation and the police service itself."