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Police and Crime Commissioner elections

The Police and Crime Commissioner has a statutory duty and electoral mandate to hold Northumbria Police to account on behalf of local residents.

Commissioners have a set four year term of office.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) role includes:

  • meeting the public regularly to listen to their views on policing
  • producing a police and crime plan setting out local policing priorities
  • deciding how the budget will be spent
  • appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them if needed

Police and Crime Commissioner Election for the Northumbria Police Area

  1.  An election is to be held for a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Northumbria Police Area.
  2. Nomination papers can be obtained from the office of the Police Area Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Sunderland City Council, City Hall, Plater Way, Sunderland, SR1 3AA, during the times stated below.
  3. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Police Area Returning Officer at Electoral Services, Sunderland City Council, City Hall, Plater Way, Sunderland, SR1 3AA between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of this notice but no later than 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024.
  4. The ¬£5,000 deposit can be paid by legal tender or by means of a banker's draft from a drawer which carries on business as a banker in the United Kingdom, or, with my prior permission only, via electronic transfer.
  5.  If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024
  6.  Applications to register to vote must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 April 2024. Applications can be made online at Gov.uk
  7. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5:00 pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024. Applications can be made online at Gov.uk
  8.  Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector's Document valid for this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024. Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate can be made online at Gov.uk.
  9. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024. Some applications can be made online at Gov.uk
  10. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 2 May 2024.
Local AuthorityContact - The Electoral Registration OfficerTelephone
GatesheadElectoral Services, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead NE8 1HH 0191 433 3963
NewcastleElectoral Services, Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon-Tyne NE1 8QH0191 278 7878
North TynesideElectoral Services, Quadrant, Cobalt Business Park, The Silverlink North, North Tyneside NE27 0BY0191 643 2270
NorthumberlandElection Office, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2EF01670 624 844
South TynesideElection Office, Town Hall, Westoe Road, South Shields NE33 2RL0191 424 7230
SunderlandElectoral Services, Sunderland City Council, City Hall, Plater Way, Sunderland SR1 3AA0191 520 5550

Notice of Election - Police and Crime Commissioner 2024 (PDF) [101KB] (opens new window)

Statement of Persons Nominated

Statement of persons nominated - Police and Crime Commissioner 2024 (PDF) [17KB] (opens new window)  View this information as web content.

Election addresses of candidates - Police and Crime Commissioner 2024 (PDF) [14KB] (opens new window)

Notice of Election Agent and Offices

Notice of Election Agent and offices - Police and Crime Commissioner 2024 (PDF) [16KB] (opens new window) View this information as web content.

Notice of poll

Notice of Poll - Police and Crime Commissioner 2024 (PDF) [12KB] (opens new window)

Notice of Sub election agent and offices - Police and Crime Commissioner 2024 (PDF) [14KB] (opens new window)

Police and Crime Panel

The five Tyne and Wear Councils and Northumberland County Council have established the Northumbria Police and Crime Panel as required by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

The Panel scrutinises the performance of the Police and Crime Commissioner and also promotes openness in the delivery of police services throughout Northumbria.

Find out more about the Police and Crime Panel

Visit the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner website (opens new window)