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 John Sidwick has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Dorset.

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Howard Richard Legg

Liberal Democrats

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Howard Legg - Portrait

David John Sidwick

Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets

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David John Sidwick - Portrait

David Stokes

Labour and Co-operative Party

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David Stokes - Portrait

Marianne Storey


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Marianne Storey - Portrait

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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 2 May 2024; the candidates standing in that election, alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • LEGG, Howard Richard (Liberal Democrats)
  • SIDWICK, David John (Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets)
  • STOKES, David (Labour and Co-operative Party)
  • STOREY, Marianne (Independent)

I can be contacted at:

Graham Farrant

Elections Office, BCP Council Civic Centre
Bourne Avenue


01202 123400