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Labour win South Yorkshire PCC by-election

Labour candidate Dr Alan Billings has won the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner by-election with just over 74,060 votes.

Dr Alan Billings wins PCC by-election Credit: @AlanBillingsPCC

The overall turnout was 14.88% as 150,406 votes of a possible 1,010,599 were cast.

The regional breakdown of turnout is below:

  • Barnsley 11.9%,
  • Doncaster 15.24%,
  • Rotherham 18%,
  • Sheffield 14.5%

The election cost £1.6 million, working out at £11.04 per vote.

Doncaster PCC turnout higher than 2012 vote

South Yorkshire PCC election turnout 11.9% in Barnsley

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South Yorkshire PCC voting to begin

From seven o'clock tomorrow morning the people of South Yorkshire will go to the polls to elect a new Police and Crime Commissioner.

The by-election's being held after the resignation of Shaun Wright in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal in Rotherham.

Mr. Wright eventually stood down after the Jay Report revealed 1,400 children in the town were victims of abuse over a 16 year period.

David Hirst looks ahead to the election:

Vaz: IPCC should move to South Yorkshire after officer referrals

The Independent Police Complaints Commission should move its headquarters to South Yorkshire, according to Home Affairs Committee chairman Keith Vaz.

Today the force referred 14 of its officers to the police watchdog over the recent child abuse scandal in Rotherham.

Mr Vaz said people needed to know policing is being handled properly in the county:

14 face IPCC referral over Rotherham

The former Police and Crime commissioner for South Yorkshire, could face criminal charges as part of a two pronged investigation into the failings during the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

Shaun Wright, who was in charge of children's services for the council for five of the crucial years outlined in the Jay report, is likely to be investigated for possible misconduct in public office, according to South Yorkshire's chief constable David Crompton.

He has written to the Home Affairs Select committee outlining his plans for further inquiries. The force has this afternoon confirmed that 14 of it's staff have now been referred to the police watchdog, the IPCC, for their conduct in Rotherham.

South Yorkshire Police has now referred 14 people to the IPCC and may make further referrals should the criteria be met. Both South Yorkshire Police and the independent investigation will remain in constant dialogue with the IPCC.

– Joanne Wright, Senior Media Relations Officer
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