Candidates announced for the Police and Crime Commissioner election on Thursday 2 May 2024

[UPDATED 8 April 2024 - description of candidates updated in line with PARO instructions]

The statement of persons nominated for the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall police area has been published today.

Three candidates have been nominated:

Candidate name

Description of candidate


Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets

LODGE, Steve

Liberal Democrats – For a fair deal

STEEL, Daniel John

Labour and Co-operative Party

Polling day will be on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Details about the candidates, including their campaign statements, will be published at from Wednesday 10 April 2024. Hard-copy booklets containing this information (along with versions in large print, braille or audio) will also be available from the website or by calling 0300 1311323.

Further information about the election, including a set of FAQs, is available on our PCC election webpages.

To be able to vote in this election:

  • you need to be registered to vote.
  • if you intend to vote at the polling station, you need to show photo ID to the polling station staff before you can be given your ballot paper. This is a new requirement that was introduced by the Elections Act 2022.

You can find out more about registering to vote and the photo ID requirement in the FAQs.

Voters registered on St Mary’s were introduced to the photo ID requirement at last year’s Council by-election. For the off islands, however, this is the first election at which the photo ID requirement will be in place.

In order to take effect for this election:

  • applications to register to vote must be received before 12 midnight on Tuesday 16 April 2024.
  • applications for a postal vote must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
  • applications for a proxy vote must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024 (unless you are changing from a postal vote to a proxy vote in which case the application must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024).
  • applications for a Voter Authority Certificate (a free photo ID document for those who do not already have an acceptable form of photo ID) must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Electoral Services on 01720 424545 or at

Publishing date: 
Friday, 5 April, 2024