Poll cards issued for police commissioner election

Photo: Paul Downey.

Richmondshire residents will go to the polls once more next month to have their say on who represents them as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

If follows the resignation of Philip Allott who resigned from the £74,000-per-year post earlier this month hours after receiving a unanimous vote of no confidence from the area’s police and crime panel.

It followed comments he made suggesting Sarah Everard should not have “submitted” to being arrested by the police officer who murdered her and that women needed to be more “streetwise” about police powers of arrest.

Harrogate councillor Zoe Metcalfe has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the job.

The other parties are yet to announce their candidates.

Poll cards for the election on November 25 will be issued next week.

Electors have until November 10 to register for a postal vote or November 17 if a proxy vote is needed.

Anyone not registered to vote must apply by November 9.

Richmondshire District Council says it is ensuring that polling stations will be safe places to attend by asking voters to keep themselves and others safe by:

  • wearing a face covering
  • bringing their own pen or pencil
  • sanitising their hands when entering and leaving the polling station
  • keeping a safe distance

For more information about how to apply to vote by post or proxy check out: www.richmondshire.gov.uk

To register to vote go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

For further information on elections visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.


  1. Why has no other than the conservative candidate been mentioned in this report. Are there no other candidates?

Comments are closed.