North East Police Commissioners
Cleveland Police Commissioner
Ken Lupton (Conservative) Retired local government officer. Stockton councillor since 1999. Leader of Stockton councillor 2007-2011.
Barry Coppinger (Labour) Political advisor. Middlesbrough councillor
Joe Michna (Green) Middlesbrough councillor. Contested Middlesbrough 2005 for the Liberal Democrats
Sultan Alam (Independent) Born 1962, Pakistan. Former police officer. Wrongly convicted of handling stolen goods in 1994 and cleared in 2007 after three police officers were convicted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to manipulating evidence against him.
Durham Police Commissioner
Nick Varley (Conservative) Educated at Park View Community School and Hull University. House of Commons caseworker. Contested City of Durham 2010.
Ron Hogg (Labour) Retired deputy chief constable
Mike Costello (UKIP)
Kingsley Smith (Independent) Former Chief Executive of Durham county council.
Northumbria Police Commissioner
|Peter Andreas||(Liberal Democrat)||13916||7.8%|
Phil Butler (Conservative) Educated at Northumbria University. Former detective inspector
Vera Baird (Labour) Born 1950, Chadderton. Eduated at Chadderton Grammar School for Girls and Newcastle Polytechnic. Barrister. Contested Berwick-upon-Tweed 1983. MP for Redcar 2001-2010. PPS to Charles Clarke 2005-2006, junior minister for constitutional affairs 2006-2007, solicitor general 2008-2010.
Peter Andreas (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Babes – Bolyai University. University lecturer. Newcastle councillor. Contested Washington and Sunderland West 2010.
Alastair Baxter (UKIP) Small business consultant