Voters head to the polls to elect new police commissioner


Last updated Nov 24, 2021
harrogate polling station

Voters will head to the polls today to elect a new North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

Political parties have put candidates forward to succeed former commissioner Philip Allott.

Mr Allot resigned last month after coming under pressure to step down after comments he made in the wake of the Sarah Everard murder case.

Candidates for the election have been confirmed with the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Women’s Equality Party and an Independent all standing.

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The full list of candidates is:

  • Hannah Barham-Brown, Women’s Equality Party
  • James Barker, Liberal Democrats
  • Zoë Metcalfe, Conservatives
  • Emma Scott-Spivey, Labour
  • Keith Tordoff, Independent

Polling stations opened this morning and will close at 10pm tonight.

Counting of ballots and an announcement of the new commissioner will be made tomorrow (November 26).

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