Police & Crime Commissioner Election May 6th
Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Why we should care
Police and crime commissioners are elected to hold our police force to account for delivering the kind of policing we want to see. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure effectiveness of the Police Force. They do this by:
- Engaging with the public and victims of crime to help set police and crime plans and force-wide priorities;
- Holding the Chief Constable to account for policing, scrutinising, supporting and challenging performance;
- Setting the force budget and ensuring it is spent where it matters most;
- Appointing, and where necessary, dismissing the chief constable.
Elections are held normally every four years; this election was due in 2020 but was held back a year due to COVID-19. It will be held alongside the Council elections on May 6th.
There are four candidates:
- Matthew Barber, Conservative Party
- Laetisia Carter, Labour and Cooperative Party
- John Howson, Liberal Democrats
- Alan Robinson, Independent
Below you can visit the statements of the four candidates on the Choosemypcc website.
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