2024 Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Logo of the A&S PCC.

On Thursday 2nd May 2024, there will be an election to decide who will be the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Avon and Somerset Police area. The election will be held across the Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire council areas.

Previous holders of the Avon and Somerset PCC post:

  • 2021 – 2024: Mark Shelford (Conservative)
  • 2013 – 2021: Sue Mountstevens (Independent)

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The Notice of Election was published on Monday 18th March 2024 (see below) and nominations will be accepted until the deadline on Friday 5th April 2024.

The deadline for voter registration is midnight on Tuesday 16th April 2024. If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote, please contact the South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) helpline on 01454 863030.

🔗 Register to vote (GOV.UK)

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Where to vote

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

Your allocated polling station is shown on your poll card, which you should have received by post.

🔗 Find your polling station (Where Do I Vote)

You don’t need your poll card to vote, however you will need to take photo ID to vote at a polling station in this election.

🔗 Voter ID in polling stations (SGC)



The role

Police and Crime Commissioners are responsible for holding the Chief Constable and police force to account on the public’s behalf. They oversee how crime is tackled in their area and aim to make sure that the police are providing a good service.

The role includes:

  • Meeting the public regularly to listen to their views on policing
  • Producing a police and crime plan
  • Setting out local policing priorities
  • Deciding how the budget will be spent
  • Appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them if needed

The candidates

View all available candidate interviews – supplied by the Local Democracy Reporting Service – or click on a specific link below.

Benet Allen (Liberal Democrats)

Head and shoulders photo of Benet Allen.
Benet Allen.

LDRS interview: Benet Allen
Website: Benet Allen
Twitter: @benet_allen
Facebook: Benet Allen

Katy Grant (Green)

Head and shoulders photo of Katy Grant.
Katy Grant.

LDRS interview: Katy Grant
Twitter: @KatyGrantUK

Clare Moody (Labour & Co-op)

Head and shoulders photo of Clare Moody.
Clare Moody.

LDRS interview: Clare Moody
Website: Clare Moody
Twitter: @ClareMoody4PCC
Facebook: Clare Moody

Mark Shelford (Conservative)

Head and shoulders photo of Mark Shelford.
Mark Shelford.

LDRS interview: Mark Shelford
Website: Mark Shelford
Twitter: @ShelfordMark
Facebook: Mark Shelford

Candidate statements

🔗 Statements of all candidates standing at this election [PDF, 642kB] (Choose my PCC)

Press articles

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Radio/TV interviews

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More information

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The result

  • Benet Allen (Liberal Democrats) 45,864
  • Katy Grant (Green) 64,623
  • Clare Moody (Labour & Co-op) 95,982 ELECTED
  • Mark Shelford (Conservative) 91,006

🔗 Full breakdown of result

Turnout: 23.09% (20.38% in South Gloucestershire)

🔗 Full breakdown of turnout figures

Source: Results centre

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