Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected every four years.
The next election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside will take place on Thursday 2nd May.
Details of the candidates in the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2024 will be published here as they become available:
- Emily Spurrell (Labour)
- Bob Teesdale (Conservative)
About the Elections
To vote in a Police and Crime Commissioner Election, you must be over 18 and registered to vote. Information on registering to vote can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website.
You can view details of the candidates and how to contact them once they have declared their intention to stand at Choose My PCC.
To read about the roles and responsibilities of a PCC, please visit the Home Office briefing about PCC roles and responsibilities.
The Merseyside PCC election will be managed by the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO). This will be a monitoring officer from a council within Merseyside, appointed nearer to the election date.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has no role in organising the election, or in circulating information about the candidates.
The pre-election period starts when the notice of election is published (normally end of March)
The Code of Practice on Local Authority Resources prevents the use of public resources for party political purposes. Some key points relevant to us:
- All public information about policing should be available equally to all candidates
- Our facilities cannot be used for party political purposes, this includes the use of rooms, buildings, IT equipment, telephones, photographs etc.
- While it is business as usual, it is also good practice not to announce significant new policies or plans during the pre-election period.
If you are considering standing as a candidate you can find a range of information on this site, including key information, useful links and contact details on our Candidates Page.