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Your guide to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election on Thursday, 2 May

29 April 2024

On Thursday, 2 May, voters across Northamptonshire will head to the polls to elect their Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC).  

The Police Fire and Crime Commissioner is elected to oversee local policing and fire and rescue services, manage the police & fire and rescue budget, set council tax rates for policing, and ensure transparent communication about police activities in the community. They will also make key appointments of the Chief Constable and the Chief Fire Officer for the Northamptonshire area. 

Here's everything you need to know to take part in this important local election. 

The candidates are as follows: 

  • Martyn Emberson – Conservative and Unionist Party 
  • Ana Gunn – Liberal Democrats 
  • Danielle Stone – Labour and Co-operative Party 

You can find out more about them by visiting Northamptonshire - Choose My Police and Crime Commissioner ( 


Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.  

The details of your polling station will be printed on your poll card. You do not need to take your poll card with you in order to vote, but you must bring a valid form of Voter ID. 

Not sure where to vote?  Find your polling station by typing your postcode here Find your polling station | Where Do I Vote?

Accepted forms of Voter ID 

By law, you must present a valid form of photo ID at the polling station in order to vote.  

You can use an expired photo ID, as long as the image on the ID remains a good likeness to you. You only need to bring one of the documents to the polling station to vote in person, but it must be the original document. 

You can use: 

  • Passport (UK, EU/EEA, Commonwealth issued) 
  • Driving licence (including provisional licences) (UK, EU/EEA issued) 
  • Blue Badge 
  • Certain older/disabled people concessionary travel cards 
  • Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) 
  • Biometric Immigration document 
  • Defence identity card 
  • Certain national identity cards 

More information is available on our Voter ID page.

Returning your postal vote 

If you wish to hand in your postal vote to the Council Offices or the Polling Station you will now need to complete a Postal Vote Return form which will be provided to you when handing in your vote.  

If you post your postal vote through a council letter box, it will be rejected. This is due to a change in the law. For more information visit The Electoral Commission website. 


The votes will be counted from 1pm on Friday, 3 May, with the result posted on our X and Facebook pages as soon as they are announced.  

The result will also be posted on our Elections Results page.

Find out more 

More information about this election and the candidates can be found on the Choose My Police and Crime Commissioner website. 

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