Police and Crime Commissioners

The first ever Police and Crime Commissioners have been elected in our region but turnout in the poll was at a record low level.

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Returning Officer: "We want everyone to use their vote"

Voters have been urged to head to the polls in two weeks time to elect West Yorkshire's first Police and Crime Commissioner.

Chief Constables will continue to direct and control police forces, but newly-elected Police Commissioners will be responsible for holding them to account.

The Returning Officer for the West Yorkshire Police Area, Joanne Roney, said she wanted "everyone to use their vote".

This is the first time people will vote for a police and crime commissioner for their area.

If you’re not sure what you are voting for, please take the time to read the leaflet that came through your door and visit the Electoral Commission and Home Office websites, we want everyone to use their vote on November 15.

– Joanne Roney, Returning Officer for the West Yorkshire Police Area

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