Candidates announced for Northumberland elections
The candidates for all 67 wards of Northumberland County Council as well as the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) have been announced ahead of local elections on the 6th May 2021.
Nominations for prospective councillors and PCCs are now closed.
The candidates for Police and Crime Commissioner are:
Duncan Carlyle Crute – Conservative Party
Julian Richard Kilburn – Independent
Peter James Maughan – Liberal Democrat Party
Cara Kim McGuinness – Labour and Co-operative Party
Labour’s Cara Kim McGuinness is the incumbent PCC and has been in the position since 2019.
Ms McGuinness won the position with 58,355 votes. Independent candidate Georgina Emma Rowley Hill came a distant second with 33,704.
A PCC’s chief responsibilities are; appointing or dismissing the chief constable; scrutinising the policing budget; and engaging with the public and vicitms of crime to help set police and crime plans.