About the PFCCs
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) make sure that local police meet the needs of the community.
In Essex, the PCC also oversees Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and is called the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
You can find out more about your local PFCC and what they do.
About the PPFC election
The ballot paper colour for this election will be buff.
The election will use the 'supplementary vote system', meaning you can vote for a first and second choice candidate. However, you do not have to cast your second choice vote if you do not wish to.
This election is being run by Colchester Borough Council, so you will need to contact them if you are a candidate. However, you do not need to contact them about voting in this election if you live in the Chelmsford area.
- Roger Hirst, The Conservative Party Candidate
- Robin Tilbrook, English Democrats - "More Police - Catching Criminals!"
- Chris Vince, Labour and Co-operative Party
- Jon Whitehouse, Liberal Democrat
We are not permitted to publish any further information about the candidates. To find out more about them, you can look out for their campaigns in your local community and social media.