Find out who is standing to be police commissioner

Voters can now find out about the people standing to be the Thames Valley’s next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Published: Thursday, 15th April 2021

As the voter registration deadline approaches, the four candidates’ manifestos have gone live on the Cabinet Office’s Choose My PCC website.

Yvonne Rees, Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) and Chief Executive of Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council, said: “The Police and Crime Commissioner’s job is to oversee how crime is tackled in our area. They are elected by you to hold the police force to account.

“The deadline to register to vote is almost here. So, while you are getting ready to vote, why not take the time to find out a little more about the four PCC candidates?”

Anyone already registered to vote will be eligible to have their say in the PCC election on Thursday 6 May. The voter registration deadline is 11:59pm on Monday 19 April and the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

For people choosing to vote by post, the first batches of postal votes are now starting to be sent out across the Thames Valley area.

The result of the PCC election will be announced on Monday 10 May at Spiceball Leisure Centre in Banbury. Elections to Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council are also happening on 6 May.

To read the four candidates’ manifestos, visit www.choosemypcc.org.uk

Registering to vote only takes five minutes at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote