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.


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Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. Mark Burns-Williamson has been elected as police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire.

Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for West Yorkshire

This website contains more information about those candidates and other information useful to voters. The information provided by a candidate is their responsiblity, 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 West Yorkshire.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held in West Yorkshire on 15 November 2012: the candidates standing in that election, alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • BURNS-WILLIAMSON, Mark (Labour Party Candidate)
  • CARTER, Geraldine Mary (Conservative Party Candidate)
  • CHRISTIE, Cedric Mark (Independent)
  • MARCHINGTON, Andrew Clive Glover (Liberal Democrats)

I can be contacted at:

Joanne Roney

Town Hall

01924 305100



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