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Election 2020

Following the Government announcement on 13 March 2020, we understand that legislation will be brought forward to delay the election until May 2021. Accordingly, the details on this page will be updated in due course.

The Commissioner’s statement on the resulting extension to the current term of office, can be read here.


The next Police and Crime Commissioner elections are approaching rapidly.

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years. The last election was in May 2016 and the next election will be 7 May 2020.

To read about the roles and responsibilities of a Commissioner please visit the Home Office or watch this short video which explains how you can have your say in selecting your next Police and Crime Commissioner.


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Further Information for candidates

Candidates or prospective candidates who would like further information about the duties and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the work of the Commissioner’s office, should contact:

Simon Dennis
Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer
01642 301861

Candidates are encouraged to visit the website of the Electoral Commission to find out more about:

  • Candidate eligibility
  • How to stand as a candidate
  • Spending and donations
  • Campaigning

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