Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner
|Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner|
|Police and crime commissioner of Greater Manchester Police|
|Appointer||Electorate of Greater Manchester|
|Term length||Four years|
|Constituting instrument||Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011|
|Precursor||Greater Manchester Police Authority|
|Formation||21 November 2012|
|Final holder||Tony Lloyd|
|Abolished||8 May 2017|
|Deputy||Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner|
The Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner was the police and crime commissioner, an elected official tasked with setting out the way crime is tackled by the Greater Manchester Police in Greater Manchester. The post was created on 21 November 2012, following an election held on 15 November 2012, and replaced the Greater Manchester Police Authority. Upon the creation of a Mayor of Greater Manchester and the inaugural election to that position, the duties of Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner were absolved into the mayoralty and the office itself abolished. For the entirety of its existence, the commissioner was Labour Party politician Tony Lloyd. The police and crime commissioner was required to produce a strategic Greater Manchester Police and Crime Plan, setting out the priorities for the Greater Manchester Police, and their work is scrutinised by the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel. In November 2014 it was announced that the role would be replaced with a directly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, and the term of office of the incumbent commissioner was extended to May 2017.
Dale Cregan escorts
Tony Lloyd criticised the Home Secretary Theresa May for allowing the daily prison escorts of Dale Cregan from Strangeways Prison to Preston Crown Court. He claimed the operation put officers at risk and was unnecessary. Escorting Cregan and his co-accused cost over £5 million. Lloyd Said “So it appears that common sense can be scattered to the wind if you don’t have to pick up the tab. In the end, of course, we’ve all had to pay for this operation because, although the Home Office have agreed to cover some of the costs, the taxpayer is still significantly out of pocket at a time when finances across the public sector are stretched so much.”
|Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner election, 2012 |
|Party||Candidate||1st Round||%||Transfers||2nd Round||%||First Round Votes Transfer Votes|
|Liberal Democrat||Matt Gallagher||40,318||14.81%||
- "GMPCC About". Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
- Williams, Jennifer (31 October 2014). "Revealed: Greater Manchester Will Get an Elected 'Boris-style' Mayor – and a £1bn Boost in Devolution Deal". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
- "Tony Lloyd Slams Unnecessary Cregan Convoys Which Put Lives At Risk". Manchester Gazette. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Manchester Police Commissioner Calls for Fair Price Firearms License". Manchester Gazette. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- "Declaration in the Event a Candidate Receives Majority at First Count (Rule 62)". Manchester City Council. 16 November 2012.
- "Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Election – Verification Statement". Manchester City Council. 16 November 2012.
- "First Count Calculation Sheet". Manchester City Council. 16 November 2012.