Emily Spurrell is Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
Emily Spurrell was elected on 8th May 2021, after securing 57% of the public vote. She took up office five days later on May 13th 2021.
Emily lives in Mossley Hill, in south Liverpool, with her husband Graeme and dog Spencer.
Emily was first elected as a Councillor for Mossley Hill ward in Liverpool City Council in May 2012. Just two years later, she was appointed as the lead for Community Safety, a role she held for three years.
During this time, she oversaw the development of a Domestic Abuse strategy, instigated a new approach to community cohesion and chaired the CitySafe Board which provided funding to local groups to improve community safety. She also helped Liverpool to secure Purple Flag status, recognising the city’s safe and vibrant night time economy.
Emily served as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside from September 2017 to March 2019. During this time she championed victims and led on work to tackle violence against women and girls. She developed a scheme to engage employers in tackling domestic abuse, re-launched the modern slavery and trafficking network and initiated a project to investigate experiences of sexual violence across Merseyside.
In addition to this, she successfully lobbied for all police staff to be paid the living wage, developed an action plan to better support women offenders and deputised for the PCC in national meetings regarding victims’ services.
After leaving the PCC’s office, Emily was appointed as an advisor on tackling violence against women and girls to the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram.
Emily’s priorities are to:
- Deliver visible and accountable policing
- Support victims and communities
- Provide a fair and effective criminal justice system.
Emily is committed to being a visible and proactive PCC, who is dedicated to connecting with local people and using resources effectively and responsibly.
Declaration of Interests
To be open and transparent, the PCC also publishes a completed declaration of interests: