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 Thames Valley

Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. Matthew Barber has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Thames Valley.

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Matthew Barber

Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets

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Matthew Barber - Portrait

Tim Bearder

Liberal Democrats

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Tim Bearder - Portrait

Russell Douglas Fowler


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Russell Fowler - Portrait

Ben Holden-Crowther

More Police Officers for Thames Valley

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Ben Holden-Crowther - Portrait

Tim Starkey

Labour and Co-operative Party

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Tim Starkey - Portrait

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Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for Thames Valley

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

  • BARBER, Matthew (Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets)
  • BEARDER, Tim (Liberal Democrats)
  • FOWLER, Russell Douglas (Independent)
  • HOLDEN-CROWTHER, Ben (More Police Officers for Thames Valley)
  • STARKEY, Tim (Labour and Co-operative Party)

I can be contacted at:

Nigel Lynn

West Berkshire Council Offices
Market Street
RG14 5LD


01635 519464