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  • Writer's pictureNikki Latham

Residents of Avon and Somerset elect Clare Moody as their Police and Crime Commissioner

Local people across Avon and Somerset came together and elected Clare Moody to take on the role of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for a new four-year term, beginning on 9 May 2024.

Clare Moody said, “It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to serve the people of Avon and Somerset in this role.
“Now that I am sworn into office, I will be visible, accountable and PCC for all residents of Avon and Somerset.
“The people of Avon and Somerset have communicated their priorities to me. On my time on the doorstep people expressed that they want to see a greater connection to their local neighbourhood police and for their service to address and reduce violent crime, particularly knife crime and MVAWG, and to do all we can to prevent crime.”

Clare Moody comes to this role with a background spanning various sectors, including serving as a Member of the European Parliament and working within No.10 Downing Street under Gordon Brown, she has a deep understanding of public office accountability. Coupled with her current position as co-CEO of an equality and human rights charity, Equally Ours, equips her with the knowledge of institutional workings and effective problem-solving skills.

In their role as PCC, she will be responsible for overseeing the Avon and Somerset police service. They will ensure the police prioritise what matters to local people by listening to their views and producing Police and Crime Plan.

The Avon and Somerset Police Area includes Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

Clare Moody polled 95,982 votes, followed by Mark Shelford who received 91,006 votes. Turnout was 23.09%, compared to 30.7% in 2021. 

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