Police and Crime Commissioner elections
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election 2016
The Police and Crime Commissioner Election for the Northumbria Police Force Area took place on Thursday 5 May 2016.
Declaration for Northumbria Police Area:
Vera Baird (Lab) elected with a majority of 121,766
Vera Baird (Lab) 180,479
Stewart Thomas Hay (Cons) 58,713
Melanie Hurst (Ukip) 52,293
Jonathan Charles Wallace (Lib Dem) 34,757
Gateshead PCC results:
Vera Baird majority of 18,658 Turnout 34.7%
Vera Baird (Lab) 27,588
Jonathan Charles Wallace (LD) 8,930
Melanie Hurst (Ukip) 7,473
Stewart Thomas Hay (Cons) 4,757
For more information about the candidates visit the Choose my PCC website
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 and a maximum of two terms.
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; and
- appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them if needed.
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