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Police and Crime Commissioner elections 2016

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives who oversee how crime is tackled in a police force area. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure the police force is effective.

PCC 2016 results

The results of Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2016 can be found by visiting Blackburn with Darwen Council .  


Please note: the next PCC elections will be held in 2020.

To vote in a PCC election you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election (polling day)
  • be a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen
  • be resident at an address in England or Wales (excluding London)
  • not be legally excluded from voting

PCCs are elected using the supplementary vote system. You make a first and second choice when you vote.

If no candidate gets more than 50% of the first choice votes, all except the top two candidates are eliminated. If your first choice candidate is eliminated, and your second choice is for one of the top two, your second choice is counted.

Police and Crime Commissioners

There are 41 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales who are elected to make sure the police are run properly.

They work with the police and other partners to cut crime and give the public a voice at the highest level. Your PCC will do this by:

  • being directly accountable to the scrutiny of the public
  • having the democratic mandate to respond to local people's concerns
  • setting local force's policing priorities and force budget
  • working with local partners to prevent crime
  • holding their Chief Constable to account for the performance of the force
  • appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the Chief Constable PCCs who are elected to make sure that local police meet the needs of the community.

You can contact your local PCC about:

  • how your area is policed
  • the police budget
  • the amount of council tax charged for the police
  • the information you get about what the local police are doing 

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