Matthew Barber elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley

Matthew Barber has been elected to serve as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley area.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 8:46 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 9:00 pm
Matthew Barber elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley (Image from the Choose my PCC website)

Conservative Party candidate Matthew Barber has been elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley in the May 2021 Local Elections.

Here is the breakdown of votes for each candidate:

Matthew Barber, Conservative with 313,148 votes, Laetisia Carter, Labour with 233,446 votes, John Orrell Howson, Liberal Democrats with 110,072 votes and Alan Gordon Robinson, Independent with 77,210 votes.

Mr Barber spent the last four years serving as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.

Following the election results, Matthew Barber said: “I am delighted to have been elected as the next Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley. I would also like to offer my thanks to Thames Valley residents for coming out and supporting my campaign, especially with the current Covid-19 restrictions in place.

“I plan to hit the ground running and deliver on my campaign promises.

“I look forward to taking office as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley on Thursday (13 May) and starting work on my key priorities for the region.”

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections took place on Thursday May 6, and the count in Thames Valley was held today (Monday May 10) at the Spiceball Leisure Centre in Banbury.

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic the elections, which were due to be held in May 2020, were delayed.