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PCC Elections 2021

The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley took place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

* Following the Election vote count on Monday 10 May, Matthew Barber has been elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley

 

 

This webpage provides details of the upcoming election, including information which may be useful to prospective candidates. Further updates on the PCC elections will be published as it becomes available.

For any queries that are not answered below, please contact Election.Queries@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk.

About Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ (APCC) has produced a short video, detailing the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner:

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is to cut crime and improve community safety by securing an effective and efficient police service in Thames Valley and holding the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the Force on behalf of local people.

Key election dates

  • Monday 29 March 2021 – Publication of notice of PCC election (pre-election period starts)
  • Tuesday 30 March to Thursday 8 April 2021 – Nomination period for PCC candidates
  • Friday 9 April 2021 – Publication of statement of persons nominated for PCC election
  • Monday 19 April 2021 - Registration deadline
  • Tuesday 20 April 2021 - Postal / Postal Proxy deadline
  • Tuesday 27 April 2021 - Proxy deadline 
  • Thursday 6 May 2021 – Polling day
  • Monday 10 May 2021 – Count and declaration of result
  • Wednesday 12 May 2021 – Term of incumbent PCC ceases
  • Thursday 13 May 2021 – Newly elected PCC takes office.

Key information for voters

Information on voting in the 2021 PCC elections, including how to register, can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

Yvonne Rees, Chief Executive of Cherwell District Council, has been designated the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for Thames Valley for the PCC Elections.

Cherwell District Council is the PARO authority. Further information for voters can be found on the Cherwell District Council website.

For information on who is standing in the Thames Valley, visit the Choose My PCC website, where you can download a PDF booklet containing PCC election candidates' details. If you require a physical copy of the booklet, or a version in large print, braille, or audio, can request one from the website or by calling 0808 196 2170.

You can also find out more on the 2021 PCC elections at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) website.

Key information for candidates

Regular updates from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley will be posted below:

  • The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has published an updated PCC candidate briefing (December 2020)
  • A 'Candidate Briefing Pack' for potential candidates can be found here (March 2021)
  • A PCC Candidate Briefing Page, set up by the National Crime Agency (NCA), can be found here (April 2021)
  • A letter from the National Crime Agency (NCA) Director General to all PCC Candidates can be found here (April 2021)
  • A short briefing from Crest Advisory on the performance of the criminal justice system in the South West and South Central area can be found here (April 2021)
  • A copy of Thames Valley Police Strategic Plan for 2021/22 can be found here (April 2021)
  • The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has published ‘What you need to know as a PCC – an APCC Guide’ for all new PCCs (May 2021)

The APCC has published pre-election (purdah) guidance, along with a candidate briefing, which can be viewed below:

The Independent Custody Visitors Association (ICVA) has produced a guide for candidates on the PCC duty to run an Independent Custody Visiting scheme, which can be viewed below:

ICVA has also produced this video about Custody Visiting:

Useful links

National bodies