West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner: Full list of candidates in the 2021 election

There are four candidates in the running to be the next West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner in this year's election.

Four candidates are vying to be the next West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.

The £76,500-a-year position - which was created in 2012 by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition in a bid to address the view that police authorities were out of touch and lacking accountability - involves setting the annual budget for the country's second biggest force, as well as holding the Chief Constable to account.

The PCC election uses the supplementary vote system, in which people can choose a first and second choice candidate.

If a candidate achieves more than 50 per cent of the vote they will be confirmed as the winner. Otherwise, the top two candidates move into the second round, with second preferences from those who voted for the remaining candidates taken into account to decide who is elected.

Tory incumbent John Campion is standing for re-election, who won by nearly 30,000 votes after two rounds in 2016.

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner candidates

Four candidates are in the running. They are:

John Campion (Conservative)

Kuldip Sahota (Labour)

Margaret Rowley (Liberal Democrats)

Peter Jewell (Reform UK)

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