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 0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
CA14 3YJ

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Police and Crime Commissioner election 2016

Closing date nears for May election nominations

1 April 2016

Any candidates wishing to stand for election in the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and local elections on 5 May 2016 are reminded that the close of nominations is next week.

Completed nomination papers need to be submitted by 4pm on Thursday, 7 April 2016.

Nomination papers are available for the PCC election from the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) at South Lakeland District Council (SLDC).

Anyone wishing to stand for the local elections should contact the Returning Officer in the local authority area where the local elections are being held.

The Notice of Election for the PCC election and  Notice of Candidates’ Election Address for the PCC election are available to view at:

Further details about the local elections on 5 May can be found on the election pages on the website of the local authority for your area.

This is the second time PCC elections have been held, following the election of the county’s first elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria in November 2012.

The PCC’s role is to act as the public’s voice on how policing is carried out in Cumbria.

They will also be responsible for setting the force’s budget and deciding what its priorities and strategy should be.

Residents are also being encouraged to make sure they are on the Register of Electors so they can have their say in the PCC and local elections in May.

If you think you’re not registered, or if you have moved recently, the closing date for registering to vote in the May elections is Monday, 18 April 2016.

It is easy to register, just go online to

If anyone would like a postal vote, or wishes to change an existing postal or proxy vote, they must apply to their Electoral Registration Officer in their local authority area by 5pm on Tuesday, 19 April 2016.

Applications for new proxy votes must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Applications for proxy votes because of a medical emergency or for work/service reasons, which have occurred after 5pm on 26 April can be accepted until 5pm on polling day.

All application forms can be obtained from the Electoral Registration Officer at the local authority where you are registered to vote. Completed forms must be submitted to the same Electoral Registration Officer by the relevant date.

The contact details of councils within the Cumbria Police Area are below:

  • Allerdale Borough Council - Electoral Registration Officer, Allerdale House, Workington CA14 3YJ
  • Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council - Electoral Registration Officer, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2LD
  • Carlisle City Council - Electoral Registration Officer, Civic Centre, Carlisle CA3 8QG
  • Copeland Borough Council - Electoral Registration Officer, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven CA28 7SJ
  • Eden District Council – Electoral Registration Officer, Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7QF
  • South Lakeland District Council – Electoral Registration Officer, South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4UQ


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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ