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Police and Crime Commissioner elections

On this page, you will find links to information about previous Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, including results, reports, public awareness work we carried out and the guidance we produced.

Our report on the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections

The 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections were well-run, with voters confident in the voting process and satisfied with the process for registering to vote. However, as in 2012, voters reported a lack of awareness about the role of the PCCs, what the elections were for and information about the candidates.

In our report, we have again recommended that the UK Government amend legislation to allow a candidate information booklet to be sent to all households in each police force area ahead of the PCC elections. We also highlighted our concern about the combination of different polls which are currently scheduled to take place in May 2020.

Results of Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Results for the PCC elections were collated and announced by each individual Police Area Returning Officer. You can find results on the Local Government Association's website.

View results of 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections (PDF)

View results 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Reporting on Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Following elections we publish reports on how the elections were run.

Candidate spending at Police and Crime Commissioner elections

We have also published information about candidate spending at Police and Crime Commissioner elections:

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