Conservative John Campion elected West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner

May 10 2021
Conservative John Campion elected West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner

Conservative John Campion has secured a second term as West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner following elections for the post.

Mr Campion won 179,411 votes in the poll.

Labour candidate Kuldip Sahota was second, with 77,664.

Liberal Democrat Margaret Rowley came third with 50,699 while Reform UK candidate Peter Jewell was fourth, with 16,519.

A total of 324,293 votes were cast for the post, which covers Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford and The Wrekin.

Following his victory, Mr Campion said: “I am incredibly proud and humbled to have the majority support of the communities of West Mercia in the first round.

“My promise is a simple one, to work hard to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe.

“I will back the police with the right resources to ensure they deliver on the things that matter most to the communities of West Mercia and I will hold them account to make sure that this happens.

“I am impatient to deliver on my priorities and there is lots to be done, so there is no doubt that I’m a man in a hurry to do what’s best for those who live and work in West Mercia.”