Local elections 2021: Conservative candidate elected as new Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire

The Conservatives have won the election for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 1:34 pm

Angelique Foster earned 149,749 votes, with Labour's Hardyal Singh Dhindsa receiving 117,564.

Mr Dhindsa, who was elected PCC in 2016, had earlier retained his Normanton ward seat during Derby City Council's elections.

Liberal Democrat Stan Heptinstall and Reform UK's Timothy Prosser were eliminated in the first round of votes.

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Following the announcement, Derbyshire County Council's leader Barry Lewis congratulated the winner by twitter.

He said: “It’s a total Blue Wash! We have a Conservative Police & Crime Commissioner for #Derbyshire. Well done

@CllrAngelique.”

PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area.

Hardyal Dhindsa - top left; Angelique Foster - top right; Stan Heptinstall - bottom left; Timothy Prosser - bottom right.

They are elected by the public to hold their Chief Constable and force to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

PCCs also devise the annual budget and set the council tax precept for policing and crime.

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