Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

Candidates for Avon & Somerset

Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. Clare Moody has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Avon & Somerset.

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Benet Allen

Liberal Democrats

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Benet Allen - Portrait

Katy Grant

Green Party

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Katy Grant - Portrait

Clare Moody

Labour and Co-operative Party

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Clare Moody - Portrait

Mark Shelford

Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets

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Mark Shelford - Portrait

Download a PDF booklet containing the statements of all candidates standing at this election

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Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for Avon & Somerset

This website contains more information about those candidates (where provided) and other information useful to voters. The information provided by a candidate is their responsibility, and may not reflect the opinions of myself or my council. As Police Area Returning Officer I am responsible for coordinating the election and announcing the result in Avon & Somerset. Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held in Avon & Somerset on 2 May 2024; the candidates standing in that election, alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • ALLEN, Benet (Liberal Democrats)
  • GRANT, Katy (Green Party)
  • MOODY, Clare (Labour and Co-operative Party)
  • SHELFORD, Mark (Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets)

I can be contacted at:

Will Godfrey

High Street


01225 477333