Published on

22 March 2024

Help to choose the next Police and Crime Commissioner

The election is taking place on Thursday 2 May, the same day as the borough council election

An elector casting their vote

A notice of election has now been published so that people living in Wokingham Borough will be able to vote for their next Thames Valley Area Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on Thursday 2 May.

PCC elections have been held every four years since 2012, apart from 2020 when they were delayed for one year by the pandemic. It’s an important election, as the job of the PCC is to ensure the policing needs of communities are met effectively and to oversee how crime is tackled in the Thames Valley.

Nigel Lynn, Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the Thames Valley and Chief Executive of West Berkshire Council said: “It’s time to start thinking about who you want as your next Police and Crime Commissioner. They are elected by you and answerable to you, so you have an important role to play is selecting the right person.”

We will be accepting candidate nominations for the PCC election from Monday 25 March to Friday 5 April.

Anyone interested in standing should email West Berkshire Council with their name, stating whether they are a prospective candidate or agent and give a contact email address and telephone number(s).

More information can be found on the West Berkshire Council website.

The list of candidates standing for election will be published on Monday 8 April, then electors will be able to read the PCC candidates’ manifestos from Wednesday 10 April.

Anyone registered to vote will be eligible to have their say in the election. The voter registration deadline for the PCC election is 11.59pm on Tuesday 16 April.

The result of the election will be announced on Saturday 4 May at Newbury Racecourse.

To find out more about the PCC role online.

You may also find this short video on the role of the PCC useful.

For more information about the TVP area PCC election visit the West Berkshire Council website.

Registering to vote only takes five minutes.

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