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. Richard Rhodes has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Cumbria.

Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for Cumbria

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 Cumbria.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held in Cumbria on 15 November 2012.

The candidates alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • JUPE, Pru (Liberal Democrat)
  • LEONARD, Patrick (Labour Party Candidate)
  • RHODES, Richard David Walton (The Conservative Party Candidate)
  • ROBINSON, Mary (Independent)

I can be contacted at:

Debbie Storr

South Lakeland House,

01539 717429 / 07917 658270


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