Wiltshire PCC to stay on after election postponement

Wiltshire PCC to stay on after election postponement

Published by Jack Deery at 12:11pm 16th March 2020.

2 minute read

Angus Macpherson has announced he will continue in his role until the rearranged vote next year.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon will stay on until 2021 after May 2020's elections were postponed.

All local elections in England have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, which includes the PCC votes across England and Wales. 

Angus Macpherson, who was set to step down this year, will now continue until someone is elected. 

In a statement, he said: 

"I completely support the Government's decision to postpone PCC elections until next year - public safety is paramount and nothing should compromise this.

It has been a great honour to serve our communities in Wiltshire and Swindon for the last eight years and I will continue to do so until a new PCC is elected in 2021.

During these uncertain times, my role of representing the public and bringing partner agencies together to deliver services for our communities is more crucial than ever. 

As we move through the coming months, I would like to reassure you that I will continue to be the voice of local people whilst ensuring Wiltshire Police has all it needs to deliver effective and efficient policing in our city, towns and villages."

With concern growing around COVID-19, he has also said that the well-being of officers and staff is a key consideration for the force. 

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