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
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.
BARRY COPPINGER - Labour
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.
KEN LUPTON - Conservative
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.
JOE MICHNA - Green Party
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.