The former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott is to seek a nomination to become Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside Police.
According to his Twitter account, the former Labour Hull East MP said he was seeking a nomination from the Labour party, for the role on 17 February.
The 73-year-old stepped down as an MP in 2010, after 37 years.
Police commissioners in England and Wales will be elected in November this year.
In an interview with the Hull Daily Mail, he said he had the relevant experience to hold the Humberside force to account.
He told the newspaper that if he received the Labour nomination he would go on a tour of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire to speak to the public about their concerns, using their answers to help him draft his manifesto.
The role of commissioner includes setting priorities for police force and overseeing its budget.
Lol… His tour should be interesting… And the ‘manifesto’ 🙂 dog poo; kids playing football; noisy mopeds; fly tipping; colour of cable tv boxes (had that called in once) ; ‘that bloke down the road never pays tax for his car”