Election result: John Campion is re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner

John Campion has been re-elected, for the second time, as the PCC for West Mercia.

Mr Campion’s campaign focused on fighting crime, supporting victims and putting policing back in the heart of communities. 

Following the result, which was announced at the Tennis Centre in Telford & Wrekin, Mr Campion said: 

“I would like to thank communities across the three counties who have once again put their trust in me to deliver a Safer West Mercia.

“I am proud of what I have achieved as your PCC over the last eight years, but I know there’s much more that needs to be done.  

“My promise is a simple one, to work hard to ensure you are safe and feel safe.  

“Committed to putting your voice at the heart of policing, I will build on the significant investment I have made and will continue to support and challenge your police force to deliver on your policing priorities.” 

Further information 

Mr Campion won with a total of 73,395 votes. A total of 21.72% people turned out to vote.

The full results can be found on the Telford & Wrekin website.   

Mr Campion will continue in office as the Police and Crime Commissioner, with his official swearing in taking place in the coming weeks. 

Despite being re-elected, Mr Campion will have a number of issues to address – including producing a new Police and Crime Plan, which will set out strategic aims and priorities for his term in office (four years). 

The PCC role includes holding the Chief Constable to account, providing a strong voice for the public, commissioning services for victims of crime, ensuring local priorities are joined up between partners, and determining the budget and precept. The PCC controls an annual budget of over £200m and has overall ownership of many police assets – including estates.