Candidates announced for Police Crime and Commissioner Election
Archived press release
Date Published: 19/10/12
Candidates for the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election have been announced today (19 October) as the deadline for nominations has now closed.
Voting takes place on Thursday 15 November, and information on the candidates standing in the Thames Valley area will be available on the choosemypcc website from 26 October.
Here is the full list of candidates:
• Patience Tayo Awe – Independent
• Barry Cooper - UKIP
• Geoff Howard – Independent
• John Orrell Howson – Liberal Democrat
• Anthony Stansfeld – The Conservative Party Candidate
• Tim Starkey – Labour Party Candidate
Candidates have the opportunity to withdraw their nomination up until midday on 24 October.
The elected PCC will be accountable for how crime is tackled in the Thames Valley Police force area and will aim to ensure that the police deliver an effective and efficient service.
To make sure residents can have their say in the election, they are being reminded to make sure they are registered to vote. The last date to register is 5pm on 31 October.
Postal vote applications must be received before 5pm on 31 October, and proxy applications before 5pm on 7 November.
Andrew Grant, Police Area Returning Officer, said: “With the candidates now announced for the election on 15 November, it is a good time to check you are registered to vote so you can have your say on who will represent your community. Registering to vote is quick, straightforward and easy and the elections team at your local authority will be happy to help.”
There are a number of national websites where more information can be found out about PCCs, voting arrangement and candidates:
• For general information about PCCs and their role: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police
• For voting information: aboutmyvote.co.uk
• For information about candidates and to sign up to email alerts: choosemypcc.org.uk
Queries about the arrangements for voting in a particular area of Thames Valley, including how to submit an application for a postal or proxy vote, will be dealt with by the electoral registration office of the relevant local council.