Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections

Information on the elections for the Cumbria Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC).

About the election

On 2 May 2024 there will be elections for the Cumbria Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC).

The PFCC covers the whole of Cumbria. If you live in the Westmorland and Furness Council area visit the Westmorland and Furness website.

Details of the candidates as well as the results will be published on this website nearer the election day. 

Download the Notice of Election (PDF, 69KB)

There are also some town and parish council elections due to be held on the same day. 

Who is standing for election?

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for the Cumbria Police Area. Those who no longer stand nominated are listed but will have a comment in the right-hand column.

Name of Candidate Address of Candidate* Description of candidate If no longer nominated, the reason why
ALLEN, David (address in the Cumbria Police Area) Labour and Co-operative Party  
JOHNSON, Mike Ironmonger House, New Street, Bolton Low Houses, Wigton, CA7 8PB Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets  
WAITE, Adrian (address in the Cumbria Police Area) Liberal Democrats  

You can find out more about the candidates on the choose myPCC website. 

Notice of appointment of election agents

The names of election agents of the candidates at this election, and the addresses of the offices or places of such election agents to which all claims, notices, writs, summons, and other documents addressed to them may be sent, have respectively been declared in writing to me [the Returning Officer] as follows:

Name of Candidate Name of Election Agent Correspondence Address
ALLEN, David Matthew Ole Suddart 17 Spinners Yard, Fisher Street, Carlisle, CA3 8RE
JOHNSON, Michael Andrew (Known as Mike Johnson) Andrew Pratt 1 Boadie Ground, Carleton, Holmrook, CA19 1YX
WAITE, Adrian Harvey Martin (Known as Adrian Waite) Paul Martin Trollope Liberal Democrats, Acland House, Yard 2, Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4ND

Notice of Poll and Notice of Situation of Polling Stations

The Notice of Poll and Notice of Situation of Polling Stations can be found below.

Key dates for these elections

Some key dates for these elections are:

  • 16 April (12 midnight) - deadline for signing up to be on the register of electors
  • 17 April (5pm) - deadline for receiving new postal vote and proxy postal applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes
  • 24 April (5pm) - deadline for receiving applications for Voter Authority Certificates
  • 24 April (5pm) - deadline for new applications to vote by proxy
  • emergency proxies: deadline 5pm 2 May

Registering to vote

If you are not on the electoral register already, you will have to register to vote. It is particularly important you make sure you are registered if you have:

  • recently moved house within the area, or moved to the Cumberland area
  • recently turned 18

How to register to vote.

Postal and proxy voting

Apply for a postal or proxy vote

If you have a postal vote:

  • please leave plenty of time for posting it back to us in the envelope provided
  • we recommend you post your vote rather than hand deliver it to our offices
  • please do not use the letter boxes at our offices to post your postal vote, as your vote will not count

The rules on postal voting have changed and we have to keep a record of every postal vote that is handed to a member of staff at one of our offices. 

If you have an existing postal vote, or as a registered elector, you apply for a postal vote for the elections on 2 May, these new rules will apply.

Anyone returning a postal vote by hand to the Local Returning Officer must complete a postal vote return form. A postal vote returned by hand that is not accompanied by a postal vote return form will be rejected. There are also new limits on the number of postal votes that can be handed in by one person.

Postal voters are encouraged to use the Royal Mail envelope provided with the postal vote pack, where ever possible.

Electors who wish to hand their postal vote in at the polling stations or designated council offices must complete a postal vote return form for the postal vote to be accepted.

At polling stations: Presiding Officers and Clerks will have the necessary form to be completed at the polling station.

Council Offices: Signage will be in place at each office to tell electors where they need to go to complete the form necessary for them to hand their postal vote in.

Postal votes should not be put through the letter boxes or internal mail boxes in the buildings as these will have to be rejected.

Voter ID

In the UK you are legally required to show photo identification (ID) when voting at a polling station at this election.

Examples of photo ID

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable. You can use any of the following:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence (including provisional license)
  • Blue badge
  • Certain concessionary travel cards
  • Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  • Biometric Immigration document
  • Defence identity card
  • Certain national identity cards

You will only need to show one form of photo ID, but it needs to be the original version and not a photocopy. The name on your ID must be the same name you used to register to vote.

If you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. 

Apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate.

If you need any help with applying for a Voter Authority Certificate or want to request an application form, contact our elections team by email at elections@cumberland.gov.uk.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for use at a particular election is 5pm, six working days before the date of that election.

For more information, including the full list of accepted forms of photo ID, visit the Electoral Commission website or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.