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PCC Election 2020: Derbyshire

OPEN Policing Insight6th February 2020Policing Insight team

Candidate details for the PCC Elections 2020 in Derbyshire, along with details of previous PCC election outcomes

2020 PCC Election Candidates

Angelique Foster (Conservative)

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Twitter: @CllrAngelique


Kate Smith (Liberal Democrat)

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Facebook: KateSmithLibDem
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Hardyal Dhindsa (Labour)


Facebook: Hardyal.Dhindsa
Twitter: @dhindsahs



Independent Candidate Names not yet known (Independent)

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PCC Elected on 5th May 2016:  Hardyal Dhindsa (Labour) 

Previous PCC: Alan Charles (Labour)

May 2016 candidates

  • Hardyal Dhindsa (Labour)
  • Richard Bright (Conservative)
  • Stuart Yeowart (UKIP)
  • Tom Snowdon (Liberal Democrats)

Winning candidate’s profile

Hardyal Dhindsa (Labour)

Labour Party logoWebsite:
Facebook: Hardyal.Dhindsa
Twitter: @dhindsahs



Alongside the NHS and Education, Policing is one of the most important public services we all rely on. We hope that we will never have the need of police support but want the reassurance that we will get the help we want in our time of need.

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner requires extensive experience in policing governance, the criminal justice system, working with partner agencies and commissioning complicated services for victims of crime. The primary role of the PCC is to hold the Chief Constable to account to ensure people and communities are kept safe from harm.

I have the experience

  • 3 years as Derbyshire’s first Deputy PCC to Alan Charles
  • 10 years’ service as a member of Derbyshire’s Police Authority
  • 30 years as professional probation officer and CJ manager
  • 20 years as senior city Councillor and Cabinet Member
  • Commissioning victims services – domestic and sexual violence; hate crime

As Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner I will

  • Put victims and their needs at the heart of everything that I do
  • Reject the privatisation of Police services
  • Resist further Government cuts to Derbyshire’s police budget
  • Ensure proportionate deployment of police resources to areas of greatest need
  • Prioritise partnership working and make the police accountable to local people
  • Protect elderly and vulnerable people from distraction crimes and abuse

In 2012 only 14.3% of Derbyshire residents voted to elect the county’s first Police & Crime Commissioner. The role of the PCC is essential to keeping you and your family safe. Use your vote!

On 5 May please vote to support me to bring my experience to this important job of ensuring you and your family are kept safe.

Result, May 2016

Party Candidate 1st Rd % 2nd Rd Total
Lab Hardyal Dhindsa 66,925 37.48% 11,933 78,858
C Richard Bright 61,741 34.58% 15,504 77,245
UKIP Stuart Yeowart 30,381 17.02%    
LD Tom Snowdon 19,492 10.92%    

Result, November 2012

Party Candidate 1st Rd % 2nd Rd Total
Lab Alan Charles 50,028 44.31% 7,220 57,248
 C  Simon Spencer 27,690  24.52%  8,779  36,469 
 UKIP  David Gale 18,097  16.03%     
 Ind  Rod Hutton 17,093  15.14%     
   TURNOUT 112,908  14.36%     



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