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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. Mark Grosvenor McNeill Shelford has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Avon & Somerset.

Click on a candidate below to view their election statement

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 6th May 2021; the candidates standing in that election, alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • Barker, Kerry (Labour Party)
  • Lake, Cleo Alberta (Green Party)
  • Shearer, Heather (Liberal Democrat)
  • Shelford, Mark Grosvenor McNeill (The Conservative Party Candidate)
  • Smith, John (Independent)

I can be contacted at:

Will Godfrey

Bath & North East Somerset Council
High Street

01225 477333