Essex's new Police and Crime Commissioner elected

Nick Alston
Nick Alston (Con) has been elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex

Conservative candidate Nick Alston has been elected the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

The result was as follows:

(First Count)

Nick Alston (C) 51,325 (30.51%)

Mick Thwaites (Ind) 40,132 (23.85%)

Val Morris-Cook (Lab) 27,926 (16.60%)

Linda Belgrove (Ind) 22,163 (13.17%)

Andrew Smith (Ukip) 15,138 (9.00%)

Robin Tilbrook (Eng Dem) 11,550 (6.87%)

Eliminated: Linda Belgrove, Val Morris-Cook, Andrew Smith, Robin Tilbrook

(Second Count)

Distribution of Belgrove's, Morris-Cook's, Smith's and Tilbrook's votes

Nick Alston (C) 62,350

Mick Thwaites (Ind) 58,664

Elected: Nick Alston

Electorate 1,313,745; Turnout 168,234 (12.81%)

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