Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected every four years. The next PCC election will be held on May 6 2021 (the 2020 election was postponed due to Covid).

To read about the roles and responsibilities of a PCC visit the Home Office website.

Election advice from Gwent Police for candidates and their agents.

Electoral Commission’s Codes of Practice for Candidates and Political Parties.

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has also created a briefing for candidates and prospective candidates.

UK Government advice on campaigning during lockdown.

This short video, produced by the APCC, explains how the public can have their say about who their local PCC is.


To read more about election guidance for PCC candidates and their agents, including qualifications for standing as a candidate, visit the Electoral Commission website.

Information for candidates on the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

This page will be updated as guidance becomes available for 2021.