Polling is on November 15 and the result for West Yorkshire (including Leeds) – one of 41 police areas in England and Wales to get a new Commissioner – will be announced on November 16, following the count at Cathedral House in Huddersfield.
People are being asked to choose one Police and Crime Commissioner for their local police force. The Commissioner will be responsible for holding the Chief Constable and police force to account on the public’s behalf and will oversee how crime is tackled, aiming to make sure the police are providing a good service.
The following persons have been nominated:
Mark Burns-Williamson – The Labour Party Candidate
Geraldine Mary Carter – The Conservative Party Candidate
Cedric Mark Christie – Independent
Andrew Clive Glover Marchington – Liberal Democrats
Information about the candidates is being published by the Home Office at www.choosemypcc.co.uk and residents can register an interest by entering their postcode on the website.
A booklet giving information about the election and how to vote is being distributed to households by the Electoral Commission.