Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Upcoming Vote For A New Police and Crime Commissioner in May

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) role replaced our local police authority in November 2012. PCCs do not run the police but are responsible for holding the police to account for the public. The previous election for a PCC took place on Thursday 6 May 2016 and Clive Grunshaw (Labour) was re-elected for the Lancashire police area.

The voting system for PCC elections is different to other elections in that voters put a X in a candidate’s box in column 1 for their first preference candidate and then a X in a candidates box in column 2 for their second preference candidate.

Votes across Lancashire Police Authority will be counted and if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the top two candidates are then put through to the second round, when the second preference votes of all other candidates are counted for the first round top two. The candidate with the most second preference votes across Lancashire is then elected.

It’s thought Andrew Snowden a Conservative will contest the Lancashire post that pays a salary of £86,700 (Set by the Home Secretary). There is no news yet about Clive Grunshaw being a candidate.

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