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 Durham

Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. Joy Allen has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Durham.

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Joy Allen

Labour and Co-operative Party

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Joy Allen - Portrait

Nigel Frederick Boddy

Liberal Democrat

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Nigel Frederick Boddy - Portrait

Robert Potts

Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets

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Robert Potts - Portrait

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Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for Durham

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

  • ALLEN, Joy (Labour and Co-operative Party)
  • BODDY, Nigel Frederick (Liberal Democrat)
  • POTTS, Robert (Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets)

I can be contacted at:

John Hewitt

County Hall


03000 268062