On 5th May 2016, electors can elect the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Merseyside, which encompasses the authorities of Liverpool City Council, Knowsley, St.Helens, Wirral and Sefton.

To stand as a candidate in this election you will need to pay a deposit of £5,000.  You can also produce an electoral address which promotes you as a candidate and this will be available to view on the Choose my PCC website.

If you are interested in standing as a candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, then a candidate and agents briefing will take place on Wednesday, 23 March, where nomination packs will be available. 

If you would like to attend this briefing, or require further information on standing as a candidate or about the election address then please email [email protected]. Liverpool City Council is the lead authority for this election.

Find out more about standing as a candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections 

Candidates seeking further information regarding the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Merseyside Police can e-mail Dr Jo Liddy at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside.

Useful information for candidates can be found on the website of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

In the interests of transparency and to ensure candidates have equal access to relevant information responses to requests for information from candidates regarding the PCC elections will be published on the Choose my PCC website.

Additionally, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside plans to hold a ‘Candidate Familiarisation Event’ on April 26th 2016 (subject to confirmation).  This event will be open to all candidates and serves to provide an opportunity to meet officers and staff from both Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

Further details of this event will be published on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website.