Police and Crime Commissioners

The first ever Police and Crime Commissioners have been elected in our region but turnout in the poll was at a record low level.

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West Yorkshire vote: statistics

The West Yorkshire vote took account of first and second preference votes. the final count was between Labour's Mark Burns-Williamson and the independent candidate Cedric Christie. The final totals were as follows:

Mark Burns-Williamson (Labour) - 114,736 (61%) Cedric Christie (Independent) - 71,876 (39%)

The independent candidate Cedric Christie had picked up more second preference votes (22,577) than his Labour party rival (11,919) but it was not enough to give him more than 50% of the total vote.

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