The Electoral Reform Society has confirmed that Avon & Somerset’s new Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has the highest mandate in the country with more than 1 in 10 voters backing her for the new role.
Despite the low turn-out and criticism from the Electoral Reform Society on the Government’s handling of the election Sue Mountstevens secured 125, 704 of the votes in Avon and Somerset.
As Police & Crime Commissioner Ms Mountstevens will be responsible for overseeing Avon and Somerset Police as well as;
Writing a Police and Crime Plan, that set out the priorities for the police and what the budget will be spent on.
Allocating a community safety fund to support your priorities and;
Ensuring an efficient criminal justice system across Avon and Somerset.
The swearing in of Avon & Somerset’s new Police & Crime Commissioner will take place at 1300 on Wednesday, November 21 at The Station in Bristol.
All 41 Police & Crime Commissioners officially take up office on November 22.
Posted on Sunday 18th November 2012