Emily Spurrell was elected as Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on 8th May 2021, after securing 57% of the public vote. She took up office five days later on May 13th 2021.
Prior to this, Emily served as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner from September 2017 to March 2019. During this time, she championed victims and led on work to tackle violence against women and girls. She developed a scheme to engage employers in tackling domestic abuse, successfully secured the living wage for police staff and initiated a project to investigate experiences of sexual violence across Merseyside.
Emily has also served as a Liverpool City Councillor, elected for Mossley Hill ward in 2012 and appointed as the lead for Community Safety in 2014, where she led on developing a Domestic Abuse strategy and providing grants to local community safety and crime prevention projects.
As PCC, Emily has most recently prioritised tackling violence against women and girls, improving police scrutiny and supporting victims of crime. The pillars of Emily’s Police and Crime Plan are:
Emily is the Association of PCCs lead for Custody and Deputy Lead for Criminal Justice.
Emily is committed to being a visible and proactive PCC, who is dedicated to connecting with local people and using resources effectively and responsibly.