Published: Friday, 22 March 2024

A notice of election has now been published so that people living in Oxford will be able to vote for their next Thames Valley Area Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on Thursday 2 May.

West Berkshire Council has overall responsibility for administering the PPC election for the Thames Valley. 

PCC elections have been held every four years since 2012, apart from 2020 when they were delayed for one year by the pandemic. It’s an important election, as the job of the PCC is to ensure the policing needs of communities are met effectively and to oversee how crime is tackled in the Thames Valley. 


“It’s time to start thinking about who you want as your next Police and Crime Commissioner. They are elected by you and answerable to you, so you have an important role to play is selecting the right person.” 
Nigel Lynn, Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the Thames Valley and Chief Executive of West Berkshire Council 

We will be accepting candidate nominations for the PCC election from Monday 25 March to Friday 5 April. Anyone interested in standing should email with their name, stating whether they are a prospective candidate or agent, and give contact email address and telephone number(s). 

More information can be found on the West Berkshire Council website.  

West Berkshire Council will publish the PCC election results on their website, as they come in.

The list of candidates standing for election will be published on Monday 8 April, then electors will be able to read the PCC candidates’ manifestos from 10 April at the Choose My PCC website. 

Anyone registered to vote will be eligible to have their say in the election. The voter registration deadline for the PCC election is 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 April. 

The result of the election will be announced on Saturday 4 May at Newbury Racecourse. 

To find out more about the PCC role, visit the Thames Valley PCC website.

You may also find this short video on the role of the PCC useful  

Registering to vote only takes five minutes here.

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