Candidates hoping to become Tees Valley Mayor and Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner

The list of candidates Hartlepool residents can vote for in next month’s Tees Valley Mayoral and Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner elections has been confirmed.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 2:54 pm
The candidates have been announced for the elections of Tees Valley Mayor and Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner
The candidates have been announced for the elections of Tees Valley Mayor and Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner

On Thursday, May 6, voters in Hartlepool will go to the polls for four elections on the same day, including voting for who they want to see become Hartlepool’s MP, and who will take up the 36 seats on Hartlepool Borough Council.

There are 16 candidates in the fight to become MP and 108 candidates hoping to win a seat on Hartlepool Borough Council on May 6.

They will also have the chance to back who they want to see be Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, along with their choice for Tees Valley Mayor

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The deadline for submissions to stand in the two elections has now passed, and the final list of candidates residents will be able to vote for on May 6 has been confirmed.

In total there are four candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner position. In alphabetical order, by surname, they are:

Barrie Cooper (Independent)

Christopher Jones (Liberal Democrats)

Matthew Storey (Labour Party)

Steve Turner (Conservative)

The previous PCC, Labour’s Barry Coppinger, resigned in September 2020, and since then Lisa Oldroyd has been in the position of acting Police and Crime Commissioner.

Dr Paul Williams was initially chosen as the Labour candidate for the position, but stepped down and announced he would be standing to bid to become Hartlepool’s MP in the Parliamentary by-election.

Meanwhile in the Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral election it has been confirmed just two candidates will be on the ballot. They are:

Ben Houchen (The Conservative Party)

Jessie Joe Jacobs (Labour and Co-operative Party)

In relation to both the Tees Valley Mayoral and Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner elections, the local counts for both will take place on Friday 7th May.

The outcomes will then be communicated to Stockton Borough Council, as the Police Area Returning Officer and Combined Authority Returning Officer, which will make the official declaration of those results.

The elections were both due to take place last year but were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The deadline to register to vote in the elections is midnight on Monday, April 19, and this can be done online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.