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Police and Crime Commissioner elections

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 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.

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

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
  • appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the chief constable

The next Police and Crime Commissioner election is due to take place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

2021 Police and Crime Commissioner election results

The most recent elections took place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Steve Turner was elected. 

Name of candidate


Number of votes

Cooper, Barrie



Jones, Christopher Ian

Liberal Democrats


Storey, Matthew Stephen

Labour Party


Turner, Stephen Mark (commonly known as Turner, Steve)

Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets

74,023 (elected)