Labour candidate elected as Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner


Dan Price has today (Saturday 4 May 2024) been elected as Cheshire's police and crime commissioner.

The result was declared at the DCBL stadium in Widnes by the police area returning officer, Halton Borough Council's Chief Executive Stephen Young.

The number of votes cast for each candidate was:

  • Dan Price (Labour) – 86,279 (48.1%)
  • John Dwyer (Conservative) – 65,836 (36.7%)
  • Paul Duffy (Liberal Democrat) – 27,342 (15.2%)

The main duties of the police and crime commissioner are to hold the chief constable to account on behalf of Cheshire residents, set the police budget and the council tax precept that residents pay, commission services for victims of crime, and set the strategic direction for Cheshire Constabulary through the Police and Crime Plan.

Dan has lived in Cheshire all his life and for over a decade has been a councillor, bringing new ideas and energy to public service. He sees the challenges that residents face daily and knows what is needed for people to feel safe.

Dan will officially take office on Thursday 9 May.


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