Emily Spurrell is Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Emily is in her second term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Merseyside. She was first elected in May 2021 and re-elected in May 2024 with 61.7% of the public vote.

As PCC, Emily has prioritised preventing crime, tackling Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG), improving police scrutiny and transparency, and supporting victims of crime. These are encapsulated in Emily’s Police and Crime Plan for the region, which focuses on three key pillars:

  • Fighting Crime; Proactive Policing.
  • Supporting Victims; Safer Communities.
  • Driving Change; Prevent Offending.

Emily is committed to being a visible and proactive PCC, who is dedicated to connecting with local people and fighting for greater resources and investment for our region. In her first term of office, she secured more than £14m of additional funding for the region.

To ensure she represents the voices of residents across Merseyside, she holds monthly Advice Surgeries and livestreams her public Scrutiny Meetings which include questions from the public and independent members.

Emily is the national lead on Custody and Joint Lead for Criminal Justice on behalf of all PCCs through the Association of PCCs (APCC). She is also on the Board of Directors for the Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA).

Prior to being elected, Emily was Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner from September 2017 to March 2019 leading on the victims’ portfolio. She also served as a Liverpool City Councillor between 2012 and 2021, taking the lead for Community Safety from 2014 onwards.

Emily lives in Crosby, Sefton, with her husband Graeme, their son and dog.

Declaration of Interests

To be open and transparent, the PCC also publishes a completed declaration of interests:

PCC declaration of interests