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PCC Election 2020: Leicestershire

OPEN Policing Insight6th February 2020Policing Insight team

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

2020 PCC Election Candidates

Ross Willmott (Labour)

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Rupert Matthews (Conservative)

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Twitter: @Rupert_Matthews


Liberal Democrat Candidate Name not yet known (Liberal Democrat)

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Independent Candidate Names not yet known (Independent)

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PCC Elected on 5th May 2016: Willy Bach (Labour)

Previous PCC: Sir Clive Loader (Conservative)

May 2016 candidates

  • Neil Bannister (Conservative)
  • Willy Bach (Labour)
  • David Sprason (UKIP)
  • Sarah Hill (Liberal Democrat) 

Winning candidate’s profile

Willy Bach (Labour)

Labour Party logoTwitter: @FightBach



I, Willy Bach, am standing as a candidate for PCC. I believe I have the knowledge and experience to do the job in a sensible, inclusive and innovative manner for the benefit of all those who live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

I have lived in the City and County for over 40 years. I spent 25 years as a Criminal Law Barrister in Leicester working alongside the Police. I have been a Government Justice Minister and, recently, Shadow Attorney General sitting in the Shadow Cabinet. My entire career in Criminal Justice has taught me how to approach this important responsibility.

Efficient use of public money is vital, but the almost 20% of Central Government cuts to the Leicestershire Force, including a reduction of over 400 Police Officers, has been too great. In spite of valiant efforts by all concerned, such a large drop is bound to have resulted in some significant lessening in the Force’s ability to police this diverse area as it would wish. From the many conversations I have had, it is clear that the Public senses a lesser emphasis on Community and Neighbourhood policing. This would be my first priority. Only by working closely with the Community can the Police give that feeling of protection and security which is at the heart of best policing.

There is too much “Hidden Crime”, such as Domestic Violence, Hate Crime and Cyber Crime, which goes unreported, with victims receiving no redress. This would be a priority for me, as would Anti-Social Behaviour, something which adversely affects so many people’s lives.

The PCC’s role is to look after Public Interest, but can only do so if he/she always remains close to the many communities that make up our Policing Area.


Result, May 2016

Party Candidate 1st Rd % 2nd Rd Tot
Lab Willy Bach 67,991 44.69% 10,197 78,188
C Neil Bannister 46,958 30.87% 11,347 58,305
LD Sarah Hill 19,359 12.73%    
UKIP David Sprason 17,815 11.71%    
   TURNOUT 152,123 19.80%    

Result, November 2012

Party Candidate 1st Rd % 2nd Rd Tot
C Clive Loader 59,915 48.43% 4,746 64,661
 Lab  Sarah Russell 42,503  34.36%  9,332  51,835 
 Ind  Suleman Nagdi 21,292  17.21%     
   TURNOUT 123,710  15.92%     



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