Cleveland police and crime commissioner results

  • 16 November 2012
  • From the section England

Barry Coppinger of the Labour Party has been elected police and crime commissioner for Cleveland.

Find out more about these candidates below.

SULTAN ALAM - Independent

Image caption Sultan Alam said he can offer decisive leadership

Sultan Alam is a former Cleveland Police officer who received compensation from the force after he was wrongly jailed.

He promises to bring "responsible, decisive and politically independent leadership" to the position.

Other pledges include working to reduce crime and the fear of crime and protecting the rights of victims.

Sultan Alam's election statement


Image caption Barry Coppinger is a former member of Cleveland Police Authority

Barry Coppinger is a councillor in Middlesbrough who was chosen to stand after a ballot of party members.

He is executive member for social care and was previously responsible for community safety matters.

One of his key priorities is neighbourhood policing and he has pledged to "listen to experts" before making decisions that impact on young people.

Barry Coppinger's election statement

KEN LUPTON - Conservative

Image caption Ken Lupton wants to give victims a voice

Ken Lupton is a former leader of Stockton Council and still holds a seat on the authority.

He was the managing director of the council's direct labour organisation and was a referee to Football League level.

His pledges include listening to residents' priorities and he said he was also committed to leading a cost-efficient force.

Ken Lupton's election statement

JOE MICHNA - Green Party

Image caption Joe Michna wants to "put more bobbies on bikes"

Joe Michna is a Middlesbrough councillor, representing the Green Party.

His pledges include becoming the "people's voice" on crime and policing matters and "putting more bobbies on bikes".

He would also seek to set an example to other elected representatives by accepting only £35,000 of the government recommended £70,000 salary for the post.

Joe Michna's election statement

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