Conservative Andrew Snowden is Lancashire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner

Posted on - 10th May, 2021 - 9:54am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Politics, Preston News
Counting was underway earlier for the PCC election results. Pic: @prestoncouncil

Andrew James Snowden, Conservative candidate, has won the Police and Crime Commissioner election.


He won with a total of 181,314 votes, and will take on the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for the Lancashire Police area.

County Councillor Andrew Snowden on a bus
Andrew Snowden, the new PCC for Lancashire

The election took place on Thursday, 6 May, and the turnout to vote was 33.7 per cent across the county.

Counting was underway earlier. Pic: @blackburndarwen

No candidate received more than 50 per cent of the vote on first preference, so the count moved on to the second preference. Clive Grunshaw (Labour) and Andrew James Snowden (Conservative) went through to the second count where Andrew was eventually announced as the winner.

The candidates were as follows:

  • Mark James Barker, Reform UK
  • Neil Darby, Liberal Democrats
  • Clive Grunshaw, Labour and Co-operative Party
  • Andrew James Snowden, The Conservative Party Candidate

Andrew took to social media to thank Lancashire for voting him as the PCC for the county.

He said: “Thank you, Lancashire. I will repay your trust with a unrelenting determination to crack down on criminals from anti-social behaviour to county lines gangs, to make Lancashire safer.”

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