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Election Timeline


We will update this page as more information becomes available.

  • 23 March – Purdah starts (pre-election period)
  • 7 May – Election day
  • 8 May – Bank holiday and count
  • 13 May 11:59 – Barry Coppinger relinquishes his role
  • 14 May 00:00 – Police and Crime Commissioner takes up office



PCC Election working group

To ensure we plan effectively for the PCC election and that all processes are lawful and fair, the Commissioner’s office has established an election working group.

2020 PCC Election working group – Terms of reference


To be discussed within initial meeting.
If delegates cannot attend, they will be required to provide updates via an attending representative. Other attendees by invitation only.


To ensure that effective planning, preparations and support are in place for the pre and post-election phases of the 2020 Cleveland Police PCC Election and that these processes are lawful, fair and fully compliant with the relevant PCC Election Order and related law and guidance.

The working group will examine, coordinate and advise on arrangements at the following stages:


  • Formal Pre Election Period
  • Office Communications
  • Communications and Media
  • Candidate packs and briefings to prospective candidates
  • Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) update
  • Identification and management of risks


  • Statutory requirements post-election
  • Transition following election
  • Induction of PCC
  • Police and Crime Plan requirements
  • Police and Crime Panel requirements
  • Identification and management of risks


The standing agenda items for this meeting are:

  • Timeline
  • Actions
  • Elections Protocol
  • Formal Pre Election Period
  • Communications, media and online
  • Candidate packs and briefing
  • PARO update
  • Transition and documentation
  • Risks and issues


  • This group will be held fortnightly
  • The OPCC support team will be responsible for the administration of this meeting

Working Group Meeting Minutes

January 15, 2020
January 31, 2020
February 12, 2020
February 24. 2020



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