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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 Dorset

Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. David Sidwick has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Dorset.

Click on a candidate below to view their election statement

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Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for Dorset

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 Dorset. Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held in Dorset on 6th May 2021; the candidates standing in that election, alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • Canavan, Patrick (Labour and Co-operative Party)
  • Hardy, Dan (Independent)
  • Robson, Mark Andrew (Liberal Democrats)
  • Seymour, Claire Elizabeth (Green Party)
  • Sidwick, David John (The Conservative Party Candidate)

I can be contacted at:

Graham Farrant

Elections Office
BCP Council
Town Hall
Bourne Avenue

01202 123400