Emily Spurrell re-elected as police and crime commissioner

Emily Spurrell with her supporters
Emily Spurrell (centre) was joined by her five-week-old baby to celebrate the victory [BBC]

Labour's Emily Spurrell has been re-elected as Merseyside's police and crime commissioner.

Ms Spurrell, who was first elected in 2021, won a second term after securing 152,640 votes, more than four times more than the 35,221 collected by Conservative Bob Teesdale in second place.

The Green Party’s Amanda Onwuemene came third with 31,330 votes, and the Liberal Democrats' Christoper Carubia finished fourth with 28,093.

Ms Spurrell, who is currently on maternity leave after having a baby five weeks ago, thanked voters for re-electing her and pledged to continue to build a safer, stronger Merseyside.

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The commissioner's role includes appointing and holding the area's chief constable to account, as well as setting the local police and crime priorities and budget.

Labour's Jane Kennedy was the first Merseyside's PCC, serving two terms in office from 2012, before Ms Spurrell was elected in 2021.

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