Angus Macpherson

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Angus Macpherson
Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Personal details
Born1953 or 1954[1]
Political partyConservative

Angus Macpherson, MBE is the Conservative Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner, having been elected in the 2016 police and crime commissioner elections for a second term. He is the first person to hold the post, having won his first term in the 2012 elections.

Macpherson previously served on Wiltshire Police Authority for seven years prior to his election as PCC. He assumed his role overseeing Wiltshire Police on 22 November 2012 and his first Police and Crime Plan was published in March 2013.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Macpherson was educated at St Hugh's School, near Faringdon, and at Dauntsey's School, West Lavington (where he is now a Governor). On leaving school he worked for Hoover Ltd in London as a management trainee, and obtained a degree in Business Studies. In 1976 he joined Turquand Barton Mayhew, later to become part of Ernst & Young, as an articled clerk, qualifying as chartered accountant in 1980. Macpherson established his own accountancy business in Swindon in 1986, and served as a magistrate and borough councillor.[3]

England and Wales police and crime commissioner elections, 2012[edit]

The election was noted for having the lowest turnout of all the elections held that day, with just under 16% of registered voters casting a ballot; unofficial counting showed only a 10% turnout in the town of Devizes. Wiltshire was also the only county to return an overnight result.[4] Macpherson secured 36% of the initial vote, and won the election with second preference votes.[2]

England and Wales police and crime commissioner elections, 2016[edit]

With an increased voter turnout of 24.7%, he was able to increase his first preference votes by 10% to just over 46.2%, and again won the election through second preference votes.[5]


Macpherson was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to the community in Wiltshire.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Wiltshire's PCC Angus Macpherson in 'serious but stable condition'". BBC News - Wiltshire. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Wiltshire PCC election: Conservative Angus Macpherson wins". BBC News - Wiltshire. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Biography". Wiltshire PCC. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Cameron defends PCC elections with review into low turnout set to launch". Metro. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Election results: Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 5 May 2016". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 June 2017. p. B20.
  7. ^ Yilmaz, Tanya (16 June 2017). "Police and Crime Commissioner 'honoured' to receive MBE". Gazette and Herald. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
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