Following yesterday’s election, the elected Commissioner for the county has been announced as Matthew Ellis. Kidsgrove Labour Party members had appeared confident of a victory for Labour, however it appears that a low turnout in Stoke-on-Trent and a lower than expected margin of victory for Labour in Stoke-on-Trent meant that the Conservatives were always in with a fighting chance.
Matthew will make a declaration of Acceptance of Office on Monday (19 Nov) and will take up office next Thursday (22 Nov). He will oversee policing in Kidsgrove and Staffordshire as a whole
Chief Constable Mike Cunningham said: “I would like to welcome Matthew to the role of Police and Crime commissioner for Staffordshire and look forward to forging a strong relationship as we work to keep the communities of Staffordshire safe and reassured.”
Chief Executive of Staffordshire Police Authority Damon Taylor added: "Today's election result is the culmination of many months of planning to ensure that the right arrangements are in place for the incoming Police & Crime Commissioner. I congratulate Matthew on his victory and now look forward to working alongside them to fully develop this new role to ensure that it contributes effectively towards the greater benefit of policing and community safety, working with the many diverse communities of Staffordshire".