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ANALYSIS:

Who is standing in the PCC elections in May?

Includes details of which candidates have so far signed the Committee on Standards in Public Life's "PCC standards checklist"

The next PCC elections will be held on Thursday, May 5th 2016. This article originally maintained a running record of who declared. We now provide links to details of who have subsequently been confirmed as candidates by local Returning Officers.

 

Avon & Somerset – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Sue Mountstevens (Independent) – Declared 

Challengers:
Mark Weston (Conservative) – Declared 
Kerry Barker (Labour) – Declared 
Aaron Foot (UKIP) – Declared 
Kevin Phillips (Independent) – Declared 
Paul Crossley (Liberal Democrat)Declared 

Bedfordshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Olly Martins (Labour) – Declared   

Challengers: 
Kathryn Holloway (Conservative) – Declared 
Toni Bugle (English Democrats) – Declared 
Linda Jack (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 
Duncan Strachan (UKIP) – Declared 

Cambridgeshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Graham Bright (Conservative) – Will not stand

Challengers:
Nick Clarke (UKIP) – Declared 
Jason Ablewhite (Conservative) – Declared 
Rupert Moss-Eccardt (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 
David Baigent (Labour) – Declared  
Steven Goldspink (English Democrats) – Declared  

Cheshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: John Dwyer (Conservative) – Declared

Challengers:
Kevin Murphy (Independent) – withdrawn 
Neil Lewis (Liberal Democrat) – Declared  
David Keane (Labour) – Declared 

Cleveland – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Barry Coppinger (Labour) – Declared 

Challengers:
Matthew Vickers (Conservative) – Declared 
Sultan Alam (Independent) – Declared 

Cumbria – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Richard Rhodes (Conservative) – Will not stand

Challengers:
Peter McCall (Conservative) – Declared 
Loraine Birchall (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 
Mary Robinson (Independent) – Declared 
Reg Watson (Labour) – Declared 

Derbyshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Alan Charles (Labour) – Will not stand – also see link

Challengers:
Richard Bright (Conservative) – Declared 
Hardyal Dhindsa (Labour) – Declared 
Stuart Yeowart (UKIP) – Declared 

Devon & Cornwall – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Tony Hogg (Conservative) – Will not stand

Challengers:
Alison Hernandez (Conservative) – Declared 
Bob Spencer (Independent) – Declared 
Gareth Derrick (Labour) – Declared 
Richard Younger-Ross (Liberal Democrat) – Declared  
Jonathan Smith (UKIP) – Declared 
William Morris (Independent) – Declared 

Dorset – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Martyn Underhill (Independent) – Declared – also see link

Challengers:
Patrick Canavan (Labour) – Declared 
Andrew Graham (Conservative) – Declared 
Lester Taylor (UKIP) – Declared 

Durham – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Ron Hogg (Labour) – Declared 

Challengers: 
Peter Cuthbertson (Conservative) – Declared 
Craig Martin (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

Dyfed-Powys – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Christopher Salmon (Conservative) – Declared

Challengers:
Dafydd Llywelyn (Plaid Cymru) – Declared 
Kevin Madge (Labour) – Declared  
Richard Church (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

Essex – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Nick Alston (Conservative) – Will not stand

Challengers: 
Roger Hirst (Conservative) – Declared
Bob Spink (UKIP) – Declared   
Martin Terry (Independent) – Declared  
Robin Tilbrook (English Democrat) – Declared – now withdrawn
Chris Vince (Labour) – Declared 
Kevin McNamara (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

Gloucestershire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Martin Surl (Independent) – Declared

Challengers: 
Will Windsor-Clive (Conservative) – Declared 
Barry Kirby (Labour) – Declared 

Note: Liberal Democrats will not contest the seat 

Greater Manchester

PCC: Tony Lloyd (Labour) Now interim GM mayor
PCC role will be abolished in 2017, no PCC election in 2016

Gwent – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Ian Johnston (Independent) – will not stand

Challengers:
Darren Jones (Plaid Cymru) – Declared
Jeff Cuthbert (Labour) – Declared  
Dr Louise Brown (Conservative) – Declared 

Hampshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Simon Hayes (Independent) – Declared

Challengers: 
Michael Lane (Conservative) – Declared  
Roy Swales (UKIP) – Declared 
Robin Price (Labour) though was originally Dr Michael Bennett? – Declared 
Steve Watts (Zero Tolerance Policing ex Chief) – Declared 
Don Jerrard (Independent) – Declared 

Hertfordshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: David Lloyd (Conservative) – Declared 

Challengers: 
Mark Hughes (UKIP) – Declared 
Chris White (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 
Alex Longmore (Green) – Declared 
Kerry Pollard (Labour) – Declared 

Humberside – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Matthew Grove (Conservative) – Declared

Challengers: 
Kevin Riddiough (English Democrats) – Declared 
Keith Hunter (Labour) – Declared  
Denis Healy (Liberal Democrats) – Declared 
Michael Whitehead (UKIP) – Declared 

Kent – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Ann Barnes (Independent) – Will not stand

Challengers:
Tristan Osborne (Labour) – Declared  
Matthew Scott (Conservative) – Declared 
Henry Bolton (UKIP) – Declared 
Fergus Wilson (Independent) – Declared  
Steve Uncles (English Democrats) – Declared 
Tim Garbutt (Independent) – Declared 
Dave Naghi (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 
Gurvinder Sandher (Independent) – Declared 

Lancashire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Clive Grunshaw (Labour) – Declared 

Challengers: 
Andrew Pratt (Conservative) – Declared 
Valerie Morris (English Democrats) – Declared 
Graham Roach (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

Leicestershire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Clive Loader (Conservative) – Will not stand

Challengers:
Neil Bannister (Conservative) – Declared 
Lord Willy Bach (Labour) – Declared – note, Lord Bach is Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister in the House of Lords
Oliver Healey (English Democrats) – Declared 
David Sprason (UKIP) – Declared 
Sarah Hill (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

Lincolnshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Alan Hardwick (Independent) – Will not stand 

Challengers:
Marc Jones (Conservative) – Declared 
Victoria Ayling (UKIP) – Declared 
Lucinda Preston (Labour) – Declared 

Merseyside – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Jane Kennedy (Labour) – Declared 

Challengers:
David Burgess-Joyce (Conservative) – Declared 
Chris Carubia (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

Norfolk – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Stephen Bett (Independent) – Declared

Challengers:
Lorne Green (Conservative) – Declared 
David Moreland (UKIP) – Declared 
Jacky Howe (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 
Chris Jones (Labour) – Declared 
Martin Schmierer (Green)Declared

Northamptonshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Adam Simmonds (Conservative) – Will not stand

Challengers: 
Stephen Mold (Conservative) – Declared 
Derek Hilling (English Democrat) – Declared 
Justin Brown (Independent) – Declared now withdrawn 
Kevin McKeever (Labour) – Declared 
Sam Watts (UKIP) – Declared 

Northumbria – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Vera Baird (Labour) – Declared 

Challengers:
Stuart Hay (Conservative) – Declared 
Dr Jonathan Wallace (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

North Wales – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Winston Roddick (Independent) – Declared now withdrawn 

Challengers: 
David Taylor (Labour) – Declared  
Arfon Jones (Plaid Cymru) – Declared 
Julian Sandham (Independent) – Declared  
Simon Wall (UKIP) – Declared 
Matt Wright (Conservative) – Declared 

North Yorkshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Julia Mulligan (Conservative) – Declared

Challengers:
Mike Pannett (Independent) – Declared 
Alan England (English Democrats) – Declared 
Steve Howley (Labour) – Declared 
James Blanchard (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

Nottinghamshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Paddy Tipping (Labour) – Declared 

Challengers:
Tony Harper (Conservative) – Declared 
Jason Zadrozny (Independent) – Declared 
Tony Bates (Independent) – Declared 

South Wales – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Alun Michael (Labour) – understood standing, and see link

Challengers: 
Mike Baker (Independent) – Declared 
Judith Woodman (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

South Yorkshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Alan Billings (Labour) – understood standing, and see link

Challengers:
Ian Walker (Conservative) – Declared  
David Allen (English Democrats) – Declared 
Gavin Felton (UKIP) – Declared 
Joe Otten (Liberal Democrat) – Declared

Staffordshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Matthew Ellis (Conservative) – Declared

Challengers:
George Adamson (Labour) – Declared  
Paul Woodhead (Green) – Declared 
Natalie Devaney (Independent) – Declared 

Suffolk – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Tim Passmore (Conservative) – Declared

Challengers:
Colin Sutton (Independent) – Declared now withdrawn 
Tony Holyoak (English Democrats) – Declared 
Helen Korfanty (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 
Simon Tobin (UKIP) – Declared 
Cath Pickles (Labour) – Declared 
Terence Carter (Green) – Declared 

Surrey – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Kevin Hurley (Zero Tolerance Policing ex Chief) – no intention yet declared, though understood to be standing

Challengers:
David Munro (Conservative) – Declared 
Graham Moore (English Democrats) – Declared 
Paul Kennedy (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 
Howard Kaye (Labour) – Declared 
Julia Searle (UKIP) – Declared 
Camille Juliff – Declared 

Sussex – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Katy Bourne (Conservative) – Declared

Challengers:
Matt Taylor (Independent) – Declared 
Patrick Lowe (UKIP) – Declared 
Ben Duncan (Independent) – Declared 
James Walsh (Liberal Democrats) – Declared 
Michael Jones (Labour) – Declared 
James Doyle (Green) – Declared 

Thames Valley – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Anthony Stansfeld (Conservative) – Reported standing 

Challengers:
Julia Gasper (English Democrats) – Declared 
Laetisia Carter (Labour) – Declared 
Lea Trainer (UKIP) – Declared 
John Howson (Liberal Democrats) – Declared

Warwickshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Ron Ball (Independent) – Will not stand 

Challengers:
Philip Seccombe (Conservative) – Declared 
David Whitehouse (Independent) – Declared  
Ben Twomey (Independent) – Declared 
Julie Jackson (Labour) – Declared 
Nicola Davies (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

West Mercia – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Bill Longmore (Independent) – Will not stand 

Challengers:
John-Paul Campion (Conservative) – Declared 
Dan Walton (Labour) – Declared  
Andrew Catlin (Independent) – Declared but now understood withdrawn
Barrie Sheldon (Independent) – Declared 
Peter Jewell (UKIP) – Declared 
John Raine (Green) – Declared 
Margaret Rowley (Liberal Democrat) – Declared 

West Midlands – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: David Jamieson (Labour) – Declared 

Challengers:
Les Jones (Conservative) – Declared 

West Yorkshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Mark Burns-Williamson (Labour) – understood standing, and see link

Challengers:
Allan Doherty (Conservative) – Declared 
Therese Hirst (English Democrats) – Declared 
Peter Corkindale (UKIP) – Declared 

Wiltshire – confirmed candidates now here

PCC: Angus Macpherson (Conservative) – Declared

Challengers:
Kevin Small (Labour) – Declared 

 


7 Responses to “Who is standing in the PCC elections in May?”

  1. Jon Harvey Jon Harvey says:

    Gosh. I am surprised that some are not standing and at one or two that are!

  2. Jnb says:

    Good morning,
    Can I please ask what happens in scenario where an existing PCC has declared he/she will stand, the deadline is reached with no other challengers, does the existing candidate automatically get re-elected?
    I note there are a number of forces that currently have this scenario with not much time for challengers to announce their plans to the voting public
    Thank you

  3. Barrie Sheldon says:

    Bernard – John Raine (Green) declared in West Mercia and Liberal Democrat already selected and I believe will announce shortly (Margaret Rowley). Natalie Devaney (Independent) also declared in Staffordshire – see: https://www.facebook.com/natalie.devaney.3 Hope you are keeping well, regards Barrie

  4. Nkhogan Nkhogan says:

    Wondering why ,ore candidates haven’t signed up yet. This is crucial given the power and authority PCCs have.

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