Police and Crime Commissioners

The latest on the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners in the Midlands.

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West Midlands' Police Commissioner explains his plans to drive crime down

The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands has spoken to ITV Central about his new role in the region.

Bob Jones became one of nine newly-elected Commissioners across the Midlands, when votes were cast on Wednesday.

The election saw the lowest number of people voting for a peacetime election.

Just over eleven per cent of the electorate turned out across Staffordshire, with Stoke-on-Trent having one of the lowest turnouts in Britain. In the West Midlands 12 per cent of people voted.

Bob Jones, a Labour Commissioner, explained to ITV Central his strategy to drive crime figures down.

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Police and Crime Commissioner elections in the West Midlands

by John Willats

An historic election - the biggest shakeup in the running of midlands police forces in more than fifty years. But hardly anyone bothered to turn out and vote for Police and Crime Commissioners. In Staffordshire the turn out was just under 12 per cent.

The job of Commissioner is a big one. He or she takes control of multi-million pound police budgets - they can hire and fire the chief constable. The government said the idea was to let ordinary people have a say via one elected official.

John Willats reports on the West Midllands count. A warning the report contains flash photography throughout.

Alan Hardwick the new PCC for Lincolnshire

LINCOLNSHIRE PCC ELECTION

(First Count)

David Bowles (Stop) 27,345 (32.66%)

Alan Hardwick (Ind) 26,272 (31.37%)

Richard Davies (C) 19,872 (23.73%)

Paul Gleeson (Lab) 10,247 (12.24%)

Eliminated: Richard Davies, Paul Gleeson

(Second Count)

Distribution of Davies's and Gleeson's votes

David Bowles (Stop) 35,086

Alan Hardwick (Ind) 39,221

Elected: Alan Hardwick**

Electorate 547,843; Turnout 83,736 (15.28%)

Alan Hardwick elected PCC for Lincolnshire

(First Count)

David Bowles (Stop) 27,345 (32.66%)

Alan Hardwick (Ind) 26,272 (31.37%)

Richard Davies (C) 19,872 (23.73%)

Paul Gleeson (Lab) 10,247 (12.24%)

Eliminated: Richard Davies, Paul Gleeson

(Second Count)

Distribution of Davies's and Gleeson's votes

David Bowles (Stop) 35,086

Alan Hardwick (Ind) 39,221

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*Elected: Alan Hardwick*

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Electorate 547,843; Turnout 83,736 (15.28%)

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Matthew Ellis the new PCC for Staffordshire

PCC ELECTIONS STAFFORDSHIRE

Matthew Ellis has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire.

The turnout was 11.97% the lowest in the whole of the Midlands.

“I would like to welcome Matthew to the role of Police and Crime commissioner for Staffordshire and look forward to forging a strong relationship as we work to keep the communities of Staffordshire safe and reassured.”

– Chief Constable Mike Cunningham

Sir Clive Loader the new PCC for Leicestershire

LEICESTERSHIRE PCC ELECTION

(First Count)

Sir Clive Loader (C) 59,915 (48.26%)

Sarah Russell (Lab) 42,503 (34.23%)

Suleman Nagdi (Ind) 21,744 (17.51%)

Eliminated: Suleman Nagdi

(Second Count)

Distribution of Nagdi's votes

Sir Clive Loader (C) 64,661

Sarah Russell (Lab) 51,835

Elected: Sir Clive Loader

Electorate 776,964; Turnout 124,162 (15.98%)

Paddy Tipping the new PCC for Nottinghamshire

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE PCC ELECTION

(First Count)

Paddy Tipping (Lab) 57,356 (43.13%)

Malcolm Spencer (Ind) 30,263 (22.76%)

Tony Roberts (C) 26,304 (19.78%)

Raj Chandran (Ind) 19,050 (14.33%)

Eliminated: Raj Chandran, Tony Roberts

(Second Count)

Distribution of Chandran's and Roberts's votes

Paddy Tipping (Lab) 65,919

Malcolm Spencer (Ind) 52,789

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Elected: Paddy Tipping**

Electorate 809,683; Turnout 132,973 (16.42%)

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