Police and Crime Commissioner

Election of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Merseyside Police

The Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of Merseyside Police.  The current Merseyside PCC is Jane Kennedy.

The first PCC elections took place in 2012 following a change in legislation, with the Merseyside PCC replacing the unelected Merseyside Police Authority.  The change to electing PCCs has been controversial due to the very low voter turnout at the 2012 election: in Merseyside this was just 12.44%.

PCC elections take place every 4 years, with the next Merseyside PCC election taking place in 2020.  Unlike in Manchester, it is not planned for the Liverpool City Region Mayor to take over the responsibilities of the Merseyside PCC, presumably because the city region includes Halton Borough Council which is not covered by Merseyside Police.

You can find out more about Police and Crime Commissioner elections from About My Vote and GOV.UK.

You can view the electoral area and the location of the Merseyside PCC office here:

2016 PCC Election

The last Merseyside PCC election had the following results:

Party Candidate Votes % of votes
Labour Jane Kennedy 186,661 61.76%
Conservative David Robert Burgess-Joyce 54,000 17.87%
Liberal Democrat Christopher David Vincenzo Carubia 34,625 11.46%
Green John Bernard Coyne 26,967 8.92%


2012 PCC Election

The first Merseyside PCC election had the following results:

Party Candidate Votes % of votes
Labour Jane Kennedy 70,884 56.18%
Conservative Geoff Gubb 15,870 12.58%
Independent Kiron Reid 14,379 11.40%
Liberal Democrat Paula Keaveney 9,192 7.29%
UKIP Hilary Jones 8,704 6.90%
English Democrat Paul Rimmer 7,142 5.66%