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 Cambridgeshire

Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. Darryl Preston has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

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Edna Murphy

Liberal Democrat

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Edna Murphy - Portrait

Darryl Preston

Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets

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Darryl Preston - Portrait

Anna Smith

Labour and Co-operative

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Anna Smith - Portrait

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Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire. Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held in Cambridgeshire on 2 May 2024; the candidates standing in that election, alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • MURPHY, Edna (Liberal Democrat)
  • PRESTON, Darryl (Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets)
  • SMITH, Anna (Labour and Co-operative)

I can be contacted at:

John Hill

East Cambridgeshire District Council
The Grange, Nutholt Lane
Ely, Cambs


01353 616271