Emily Spurrell is standing to be re-elected as Labour and Co-operative Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside on 2nd May 2024.

Emily was first elected as a Councillor for Mossley Hill ward in Liverpool City Council in May 2012.

She was appointed as Mayoral Lead for Community Safety in 2014 and became Cabinet Member for Communities and Safer Neighbourhoods in 2017.

Here she oversaw the development of a Domestic Abuse strategy, instigated a new approach to community cohesion and chaired the Citysafe Board which provided funding to local groups to improve community safety.

Emily served as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside 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 and initiated a project to investigate experiences of sexual violence across Merseyside.

Since taking office as PCC in 2021, Emily has launched brand new victims hub, launched new strategies to tackle violence against women, road safety and serious violence and has invested in schemes to divert young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour.

Emily lives in Sefton with her husband and dog.