Elections were held on Thursday 6 May for 35 Police and Crime Commissioners; four Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners; and three Mayors. The winning candidates taking up their posts for a three-year term from Thursday 13 May are listed below.

An asterisk denotes a new Commissioner or Mayor.

Police and Crime Commissioners

Avon and Somerset - Mark Shelford (Conservative)*
Bedfordshire - Festus Akinbusoye (Conservative)*
Cambridgeshire - Darryl Preston (Conservative)*
Cheshire - John Dwyer (Conservative)*
Cleveland - Steve Turner (Conservative)*
Cumbria - Peter McCall (Conservative)
Derbyshire - Angelique Foster (Conservative)*
Devon and Cornwall - Alison Hernandez (Conservative)
Dorset - David Sidwick (Conservative)*
Durham - Joy Allen (Labour)*
Dyfed-Powys - Dafydd Llywelyn (Plaid-Cymru)
Gloucestershire - Chris Nelson (Conservative)*
Gwent - Jeff Cuthbert (Labour)
Hampshire - Donna Jones (Conservative)*
Hertfordshire - David Lloyd (Conservative)
Humberside - Jonathan Evison (Conservative)*
Kent - Matthew Scott (Conservative)
Lancashire - Andrew Snowden (Conservative)*
Leicestershire - Rupert Matthews (Conservative)*
Lincolnshire - Marc Jones (Conservative)
Merseyside - Emily Spurrell (Labour)*
Norfolk - Giles Orpen-Smellie (Conservative)*
North Wales - Andy Dunbobbin (Labour)*
Northumbria - Kim McGuinness (Labour)
Nottinghamshire - Caroline Henry (Conservative)*
South Wales - Alun Michael (Labour)
South Yorkshire - Alan Billings (Labour)
Suffolk - Tim Passmore (Conservative)
Surrey - Lisa Townsend (Conservative)*
Sussex - Katy Bourne (Conservative)
Thames Valley - Matthew Barber (Conservative)*
Warwickshire - Philip Seccombe (Conservative)
West Mercia - John Campion (Conservative)
West Midlands - Simon Foster (Labour)*
Wiltshire - update on the election result from Wiltshire Council

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners

Essex - Roger Hirst (Conservative)
North Yorkshire - Philip Allott (Conservative)*
Northamptonshire - Stephen Mold (Conservative)
Staffordshire - Ben Adams (Conservative)*


Greater Manchester - Andy Burnham (Labour)
London - Saqid Khan (Labour)
West Yorkshire - Tracy Brabin (Labour)*



The APCC produced guidance on key principles for incumbent Police and Crime Commissioners and Deputies, who remain in office until the end of the pre-election period on 13 May 2021, to consider during this period of heightened sensitivity:

Pre-election Period Guidance for PCC Elections May 2021

PCC Candidate Briefing

The APCC produced a briefing providing guidance, advice, and information for candidates standing in the 2021 Police and Crime Commissioner elections:

PCC Candidates' Pack 2021

PCC Candidates' Pack 2021 (Welsh)


ElectionS Results: 2012 and 2016


Here are the results of the first ever PCC election, which took place on the 15th November 2012.

Summary of results


  • 16 Conservative (39% of 41)
  • 13 Labour (31.7%)
  • 12 Independent (29.2%)

Overall vote share:

  • 33% Labour
  • 27% Conservative
  • 22% Independent (Independents did not contest seven seats)


The second set of elections for the office of PCC were held on the 5th of May 2016. The number of elected PCCs reduced from 41 to 40, because responsibility for PCC functions in Greater Manchester now falls within the remit of the Mayor of Greater Manchester Mayor who was elected for the first time in May 2017.

Summary of Results


  • 20 Conservative (50% of 40)
  • 15 Labour (37.5%)
  • 3 Independent (7.5%)
  • 2 Plaid Cymru (5%)

Overall vote share:

  • 34.3% Labour (40 candidates)
  • 29.3% Conservative (40 candidates)
  • 8.1% Independent (25 candidates)
  • 2.6% Plaid Cymru (4 candidates)

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