Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) role includes:
- meeting the public regularly to listen to their views on policing;
- producing a police and crime plan setting out local policing priorities,
- deciding how the budget will be spent,
- appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them if needed.
Vera Baird has been re-elected as Northumbria Police's Police and Crime Commissioner.
The overall area results are:
Vera Baird (The Labour Party) 180,479
Stewart Thomas Hay (Conservative) 58,713
Melanie Hurst (UK Independence Party) 52,293
Jonathan Charles Wallace (Liberal Democrat) 34,757
See how Newcastle voted below
Vera Baird (The Labour Party) 40,129
Stewart Thomas Hay (Conservative) 9,217
Melanie Hurst (UK Independence Party) 10,790
Jonathan Wallace (Liberal Democrats) 11,180
To see the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner results for 2012, please click here (pdf, 132kb).