By introducing Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), we have given everyone a direct say in policing in their area. PCCs are delivering a level of transparency, visibility and accountability that did not exist before 2012
under the invisible and unaccountable model of police authorities that preceded them.
The total cost of the national PCC elections in November 2012 was £66.8 million. This comprised:-
• £59.8 million for administering the elections – the breakdown of when this expenditure occurred will be placed in the House Library;
• £3.4million spent by the Home Office on promotional activity in March 2013; and
• £3.6 million that the Electoral Commission spent on mailing booklets. The
Home Office does not hold information on when these costs were incurred.
As the figures show, this expenditure occurred between February 2013 and March 2014.