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PCC Election 2020: Merseyside

OPEN Policing Insight6th February 2020Policing Insight team

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

2020 PCC Election Candidates

Emily Spurrell (Labour)

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Twitter: @EmilySpurrell


Kris Brown (Liberal Democrat)

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Twitter: @KristoforBrown


Conservative Candidate Name not yet known (Conservative)

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Independent Candidate Names not yet known (Independent)

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PCC Elected on 5th May 2016:  Jane Kennedy (Labour)

Previous PCC: Jane Kennedy (Labour)

May 2016 candidates

  • Jane Kennedy (Labour)
  • David Burgess-Joyce (Conservative)
  • Chris Carubia (Liberal Democrat)
  • John Coyne (Green)

Winning candidate’s profile

Jane Kennedy (Labour)

Labour Party logoWebsite:
Facebook: Jane Kennedy
Twitter: @jane4merseyside


Re-elect Jane Kennedy for Merseyside on 5th May 2016

Merseyside is a tough place to police. The public know this and value the dedicated and professional service that their Force provides. That is why there was a huge groundswell of support for the Force when I made public the details of cuts which the Government were forcing upon us. Highly valued parts of the service such as PCSOs, hundreds of police officer jobs and key support roles were at risk.

I challenged the Government and with public support we had some success and managed to stop the worst of the cuts.

I have encouraged closer co-operation with other important local services in multi-agency strategic hubs. I have been able to use my influence to push other agencies to step up to the mark in the fight against crime. But there is more to do as partners such as youth offending teams, NHS partners and schools are cut or splintered by incoherent government re-organisations.

I secured over 80% public approval for a strategy that re-unites neighbourhood teams with the areas they patrol by providing community police stations, releasing resources from out-dated buildings to the front line.

The development of more comprehensive services for victims of crime has been a rewarding task. I hope to do more as these services grow in experience.

Merseyside Police have been judged by HMIC to be one of the best metropolitan forces in Britain in spite of the scale of government cuts. Their outstanding work against organised criminals is widely acknowledged. As their Commissioner I want to help them to sustain this performance and the high level of public confidence that they currently enjoy.

Re-elect Jane Kennedy as Merseyside PCC on 5th May 2016


Result, May 2016

Party Candidate 1st Rd % 2nd Rd Total
Lab Jane Kennedy 186,661 61.76%     
C David Burgess-Joyce 54,000 17.87%     
LD Chris Carubia 34,625 11.46%     
Green John Coyne 26,967 8.92%     
   TURNOUT 302,253 30.20%     

Result, November 2012

Party Candidate 1st Rd % 2nd Rd Total
Lab Jane Kennedy 70,884 56.18%    
 C  Geoff Gubb 15,870  12.58%     
 Ind  Kiron Reid 14,379  11.40%     
 LD  Paula Keaveney 9,192  7.29%     
 UKIP  Hilary Jones 8,704  6.90%     
 ED  Paul Rimmer 7,142  5.66%     
   TURNOUT 126,171  12.44%     



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