Police & Crime Commissioner election 6 May 2021

Along with voters in 41 other police force areas in England & Wales, excluding London voters in Derbyshire will have the opportunity to vote for the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

Information about the role of the Police & Crime Commissioner (opens in a new window).

Derby City Council is the lead authority for the Derbyshire police area.

Downloads:

PCC statement of persons nominated (PDF, 186KB)

Election agents (PDF, 173KB)

Sub election agents (PDF, 200KB) 

Notice of Election

  1. An election is to be held for a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Derbyshire Police Area.

  2. Nomination papers can be obtained from the office of the Police Area Returning Officer, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS during the times stated below.

  3.  Nomination papers must be delivered to the Police Area Returning Officer at The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of this notice but no later than 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021.

  4. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

  5. Applications to register to vote must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday 19 April 2021. Applications can be made at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

  6. The £5,000 deposit can be paid by legal tender, by means of a banker’s draft from a drawer which carries on business as a banker in the United Kingdom, payment by debit or credit card or electronic transfer of funds.
  7. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

  8. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

  9. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on 6 May 2021. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Electoral Registration Officer contact details

 Voting area  Address  Contact details
Amber Valley Borough
Council
 Town Hall, Ripley,
Derbyshire DE5 3BT

01773 841634
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Bolsover District Council The Arc, High Street,
Clowne, Chesterfield,
Derbyshire S43 4JY
01246 242422
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Chesterfield Borough
Council
Town Hall, Rose Hill,
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S40 1LP
01246 936861
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Derby City Council The Council House,
Corporation Street,
Derby DE1 2FS
01332 640837
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Derbyshire Dales District
Council
Town Hall, Bank Road,
Matlock, Derbyshire
DE4 3NN
01629 761335
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Erewash Borough CouncilTown Hall, Ilkeston,
Derbyshire DE7 5RP
0115 9071190
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High Peak Borough Council Buxton Town Hall
Market Place Buxton
Derbyshire SK17 6EL
0345 129 4851
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North East Derbyshire
District Council
District Council Offices
2013 Mill Lane
Wingerworth,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
S42 6NG

01246 217058 
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South Derbyshire District
Council
Civic Offices, Civic
Way, Swadlincote,
Derbyshire DE11 0AH
01283 595723 or 01283 595728
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Emily Feenan
Police Area Returning Officer
Dated: 26 March 2021

Voting Method

These elections use the Supplementary Voting system where voters can choose a first preference candidate and a second preference candidate. When the first preference votes have been counted, if no candidate has an overall majority (more than 50%) the second preference votes for the top two candidates are then counted. First preference and second preference votes for these two candidates are then added together. The candidate with the most total votes wins the election.

Each local authority will count their own votes and provide these to Derby City Council. Once all the results are collated, they will declare who is elected as PCC for Derbyshire and this web page will be updated.

Prospective Candidate Briefing

Emily Feenan the Police Area Returning Officer for Derbyshire will be hosting online events for any prospective candidates intending to stand at the forthcoming election and their agents. These briefings will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 16 March 2021 and Tuesday 20 April and will cover the nomination process, issue of poll cards, registering to vote, postal voting and deadlines. The briefing will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams, please contact Derby City Council by email if you are interested in attending the briefing.

Nomination Process

Nominations to stand for election as a candidate for the PCC elections will be accepted by the Police Area Returning Officer at Derby City Council. Further details can be found on their website

Derbyshire Police Area Returning Officer Website (opens in a new window)

Completed nomination forms together with the required deposit must be submitted in person to the Police Area Returning Officer. Erewash cannot accept nominations for this election.

Guidance for candidates and agents is available from the Electoral Commission. (opens in a new window)