SUSAN DUNGWORTH has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria in the 2024 local election on Thursday 2nd May.

There were four candidates vying for the role and Susan, the former leader of Northumberland Labour, was announced as the winner at the count which took place in Sunderland.

She will replace Kim McGuinness who has held the post for five years, after being elected in the Northumbria force by-election in July 2019.

The local authorities taking part in the Northumbria election area are: Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside. Northumberland, South Tyneside, and Sunderland.

PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their police force area. They are elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the force to account, making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

Susan’s manifesto commits to ‘Safer Streets and Stronger Communities’. The priorities she cites include reducing serious and violent crime, tackling ASB and a focus on neighbourhood policing.

Information about all the votes cast including local breakdown of results can be found here HERE.