Election Information

The overall responsibility for the conduct of the election will sit with the designated Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for each police force area as set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

The Minister of State of the Cabinet Office has formally designated Blackburn with Darwen Council to provide the appropriate officer (Head of Paid Services) to conduct the 2021 PCC election for the police area of Lancashire.

Ms. Denise Park, Chief Executive Officer, is the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) and will discharge her duties in accordance with The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2020. Further information about the election can be viewed on the Blackburn with Darwen Council website. 

To vote in a Police and Crime Commissioner Election, you must be over 18 and registered to vote. Information on registering to vote can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website.

You can also find out more about elections and voting at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

Details of the candidates in the Lancashire Police & Crime Commissioner election 2021 will be published by Blackburn with Darwen Council as they become available.

Questions about the electoral process should be directed to Blackburn with Darwen Council.