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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2016 Results

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Barry Coppinger was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner.

Full election results for 2016 were as follows:


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. 

More detailed information about what PCCs do


Important - Election Notices

Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Notice of Election -  Agents' names and offices

Notice of Election -  Sub-agents' names and offices

Notice of Election - 2016 PCC Election for the Cleveland Police Area

Election Addresses - 2016 PCC Election

Supplementary List of Electoral Registration Officers to apply to for voter registration, postal and proxy voting


A Poll Card was sent to every elector at the end of March giving details of their polling station. The following four lists provide details of the Polling stations for each local authority in the Cleveland Police Force area. 

1. Situation of Polling Notice - Hartlepool Borough Council

2. Situation of Polling Notice - Middlesbrough Council

3. Situation of Polling Notice - Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

4. Situation of Polling Notice - Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council