Who is standing to be police and crime commissioner in my area? The candidates in East Anglia

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People will be voting on 2 May to decide the police and crime commissioner in their area. Credit: PA

Elections for police and crime commissioners are taking place across the country on 2 May.

PCCs are elected every four years and their job is to hold the police force in their area to account.

They set the budget and make sure the money is spent effectively, appoint the chief constables, and outline the priorities.

In certain areas - including Essex and Northamptonshire in the East - the commissioners also hold the fire service to account.

This year, the voting system has changed to first-past-the-post - meaning voters can only vote for one candidate and whoever has the most votes will win. Previously, voters would list a first and second preference candidate.

The last elections were held a year late in 2021 because of the Covid pandemic.

Use the interactive map to find the results of the last police and crime commissioner elections in 2021. If you cannot see the map on your device click here

Below is a full list of candidates for PCC elections across the East of England:

Who are the candidates for PCC in Cambridgeshire?

  • Edna Murphy, Lib Dem

  • Darryl Preston, Conservative (PCC for Cambridgeshire since 2021)

  • Anna Smith, Labour

Who are the candidates for PCC in Bedfordshire?

  • Waheed Akbar, Workers Party

  • Festus Akinbusoye, Conservative (PCC for Bedfordshire since 2021)

  • Jasbir Parmar, Lib Dem

  • John Tizard, Labour

Who are the candidates for PCC in Thames Valley (covering Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire)?

  • Matthew Barber, Conservative (PCC for Thames Valley since 2021)

  • Tim Bearder, Lib Dem

  • Russell Fowler, Independent

  • Ben Holden Crowther, More Police Officers for Thames Valley

  • Tim Starkey, Labour

Who are the candidates for PCC in Hertfordshire?

  • Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Conservative

  • Matt Fisher, Green

  • Tom Plater, Labour

  • Sean Prendergast, Lib Dem

David Lloyd (Conservative) has been the PCC for Hertfordshire since the role began in November 2012 but is stepping down.

Who are the candidates for PFCC in Northamptonshire?

  • Martyn Emberson, Conservative

  • Ana Savage Gunn, Lib Dem

  • Danielle Stone, Labour

Stephen Mold (Conservative), PFCC for Northamptonshire since 2016, is not standing for re-election.

Who are the candidates for PFCC in Essex?

  • Adam Fox, Labour

  • Kieron Franks, Lib Dem

  • Roger Hirst, Conservative (PFCC for Essex since 2016)

  • Robin Tilbrook, English Democrats

Who are the candidates for PCC in Norfolk?

  • John Crofts, Lib Dem

  • Giles Orpen-Smellie, Conservative (PCC for Norfolk since 2021)

  • Martin Schmierer, Green

  • Sarah Taylor, Labour

Who are the candidates for PCC in Suffolk?

  • Tim Passmore, Conservative (PCC for Suffolk since the role began in 2012)

  • James Sandbach, Lib Dems

  • Rachel Smith-Lyte, Green

  • Sir Robin Wales, Labour

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