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Outcome of police and crime commissioner elections

On 6 May 2021, the third cycle of police and crime commissioner elections took place across England and Wales

Outcome of police and crime commissioner elections [1]

On 6 May 2021, the third cycle of police and crime commissioner elections took place across England and Wales. On the same day, mayors were elected in London, Manchester and for the first time in West Yorkshire which had policing functions.

The political breakdown of those elected was 29 Conservative, 8 Labour and 1 Plaid Cymru. This means that for the first time, there is a majority of PCCs from the same political party. We also have more female PCCs than ever before: 29 males were elected and 9 females, up from the 7 females elected in 2016.

There are currently four areas where the police and crime commissioner also has responsibility for fire. All four of these Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) positions were up for election with only two of the incumbents (Roger Hirst in Essex and Stephen Mold in Northamptonshire) re-standing. Both were re-elected and were joined by new PFCCs: Philip Allott in North Yorkshire and Ben Adams in Staffordshire.

Further information on police and crime commissioners can be found on the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s website here.

 

 

[1] These figures do not include Wiltshire where the successful candidate was unable to take office.  The PCC election in Wiltshire will be re-run in August.