Labour candidate elected as Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner


Dan Price has today (Saturday 4 May 2024) been elected as Cheshire's police and crime commissioner.

The result was declared at the DCBL stadium in Widnes by the police area returning officer, Halton Borough Council's Chief Executive Stephen Young.

The number of votes cast for each candidate was:

  • Dan Price (Labour) – 86,279 (48.1%)
  • John Dwyer (Conservative) – 65,836 (36.7%)
  • Paul Duffy (Liberal Democrat) – 27,342 (15.2%)

The main duties of the police and crime commissioner are to hold the chief constable to account on behalf of Cheshire residents, set the police budget and the council tax precept that residents pay, commission services for victims of crime, and set the strategic direction for Cheshire Constabulary through the Police and Crime Plan.

Dan has lived in Cheshire all his life and for over a decade has been a councillor, bringing new ideas and energy to public service. He sees the challenges that residents face daily and knows what is needed for people to feel safe.

Dan will officially take office on Thursday 9 May.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Alan Brough
Saturday 4th May 2024 at 8:27 pm
Interesting to note that no PCC has yet impressed the CE populace enough to get a second term of office.

The Office of the PCC is a very expensive political contrivance that saps taxpayer’s money and, at the same time, completely interferes with the efficient operation of local policing.

Regrettably the ballot paper didn’t include an option to disband the Office of the PCC.
Jonathan Follows
Sunday 5th May 2024 at 1:59 pm
John Dwyer was PCC twice, 2012-2016 and 2021-2024.
Julie Green
Sunday 5th May 2024 at 3:50 pm
Turnout 19.3%...
Alan Brough
Tuesday 7th May 2024 at 5:43 am
@ Jonathan Follows,

Apologies, I should have said “successive” term of office.

My central point about the cost, contrivance and relevance of the post remains.
Peter Croome
Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 2:33 pm
PCCs should not be affiliated to any political party, but totally independant.

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