Emily Spurrell is Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
Emily Spurrell was elected as Merseyside’s second Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in May 2021, after securing 57% of the public vote.
As PCC, Emily has prioritised fighting 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 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).
Emily is committed to being a visible and proactive PCC, who is dedicated to connecting with local people and using resources effectively and responsibly. To ensure she listens to the voices of residents across Merseyside, she holds monthly PCC Advice Surgeries and invites public question for her Scrutiny Meetings, which are live-streamed and recorded for the public to watch.
Prior to being elected, Emily served as 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. Elected to represent Mossley Hill ward, in 2014 she was appointed as the lead for Community Safety.
Emily lives in Crosby, Sefton, with her husband Graeme and her dog Spencer.
Declaration of Interests
To be open and transparent, the PCC also publishes a completed declaration of interests: