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Cumbria's Temporary Chief Constable has congratulated Mr Rhodes on becoming the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria. Mr Rhodes will take up his position on Thursday 22nd November. In a statement Temporary Chief Constable Lawson said:
Richard Rhodes (Conservative) has been elected as Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner.
The first round of counting for the Police and Crime Commissioner election is now complete.
Going through to the second round are:
Patrick Leonard (Labour)
Richard Rhodes (Conservatives)
Voting statistics were as follows:
- Mary Robinson (Independent) : 15245
- Patrick Leonard (Labour) :15301
- Richard Rhodes (Conservative) : 18080
- Pru Jupe (Liberal Democrat) : 13625
The count is underway in the election of Cumbria's first police and crime commissioner. Turnout was disappointing throughout the county at a little over 16%. The result is expected around 3pm
People in Cumbria will find out who they have voted to be their Police and Crime Commissioner today (16th November).
The election count for the the PCC is taking place at Westmorland Hall in Kendal.
The counting of votes will begin at 11.00am, with the result expected to be announced by the end of the afternoon.
The results of the Police and Crime Commissioner election will be counted today. It will decide who will take on the role to oversee the police.
Voting takes place in Cumbria in the county's first election for a Police and Crime Commissioner.
PCCs are being elected to each police force in England outside London. Their responsibilities will include overseeing budgets, setting priorities and appointing Chief Constables.
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