Police and Crime Commissioner Election

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Police and Crime Commissioner Election – Thursday 6 May 2021

Information about the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner is set out below.

There will be an election for a new Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 6 May 2021. The elections have been delayed one year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Notice is hereby given that there is a vacancy in the office of Police and Crime Commissioner for the Cleveland Police Area.

The timetable, the nomination pack and links to Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates is below:

  • Nomination Pack - Due to legislative changes to the numbers of subscribers required for nominations, the Electoral Commission will be updating forms of nomination. Nomination packs will therefore not be available until the end of February 2021.

Nomination papers can also be obtained from the Elections Office, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees, during office hours (10.00am to 4.00pm) Monday to Friday.

Nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Police Area Returning Officer, on any working day between 10.00am and 4.00pm to the Elections Office, Room 65, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees, TS19 1UE (sat nav).

Nominations close at 4pm on Wednesday 8 April 2021. No nominations can be accepted after this time.

Please complete your nomination papers as early as you can. Arrangements can then be made through the Elections Office to provide an informal check of the nomination papers. Informal checks can be facilitated electronically, by calling the Electoral Helpline on 01642 526196.

Key dates for the elections are:

Monday 22 March

Publication of Notice of Election

Poll Cards to be mailed

Tuesday 23 March      Nominations open from this date       
Wednesday 8 April, 12 noon Deadline for Candidate Addresses
Wednesday 8 April, 4pm Deadline for receipt of nominations
Thursday 9 April, 4pm Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated
Monday 19 April          Registration Deadline
Tuesday 20 April, 5pm Postal Vote Application Deadline
Tuesday 27 April, 5pm

Proxy Application Deadline

Publication of Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

Thursday 6 May Polling Day
Friday 7 May   Count and Declaration of Results

Candidate information will be available on the internet from 16 April. For further information, call the electoral helpline on 01642 526196.

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.


What is a Police and Crime Commissioner?

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives who oversee how crime is tackled in a police force area. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure the police force is effective. 

PCCs are there to serve the people, not a political party or any one section of the community. Therefore when they are elected to office, every PCC must declare their commitment to serve every member of the public impartially and with integrity by swearing an oath of impartiality. 


What do Police and Crime Commissioners do?

PCCs hold the police to account for delivering the kind of policing you want to see. 

In summary, they bring a public voice to policing by:

  • engaging with the public and victims of crime to help set police and crime plans;
  • ensuring the police force budget is spent where it matters most; and
  • appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the chief constable. 

Find more detailed information about what PCCs do.


2016 Police and Crime Commissioner Election Results

The most recent Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election took place on Thursday 5 May 2016. Barry Coppinger was re-elected to the role for a further four years.

Full election results for 2016 were as follows: