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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE PCC ELECTION
Adam Simmonds (C) 30,436 (30.08%)
Lee Barron (Lab) 25,098 (24.81%)
John Norrie (Ind) 19,276 (19.05%)
Jim MacArthur (Ukip) 18,963 (18.74%)
Paul Varnsverry (LD) 7,394 (7.31%)
Eliminated: Jim MacArthur, John Norrie, Paul Varnsverry
Distribution of MacArthur's, Norrie's and Varnsverry's votes
Adam Simmonds (C) 40,923
Lee Barron (Lab) 30,551
Elected: Adam Simmonds**
Electorate 518,829; Turnout 101,167 (19.50%)
The Chief Constable Chris Sims has welcomed the first West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Bob Jones.
Commissioner Jones was elected after beating Matt Bennett into second place.
Mr Sims said:
"I would like to congratulate Bob Jones on being elected as the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.
"This year the West Midlands has seen the lowest crime ever recorded thanks to the hard work of officers and staff across the force.
DERBYSHIRE PCC ELECTION
Alan Charles (Lab) 50,028 (44.31%)
Simon Spencer (C) 27,690 (24.52%)
David Gale (Ukip) 18,097 (16.03%)
Rod Hutton (Ind) 17,093 (15.14%)
Eliminated: David Gale, Rod Hutton
Distribution of Gale's and Hutton's votes
Alan Charles (Lab) 57,248
Simon Spencer (C) 36,469
Elected: Alan Charles**
Electorate 786,982; Turnout 112,908 (14.35%)
A close up look at how the turnout of the police force areas compare to each other
To give you a clearer view of how each police force area compares, the scale on the left hand side has been reduced to 25%.
The police force area with the highest voter turnout was Northamptonshire with 20%.
Staffordshire has the lowest voter turnout with 11.97% of the electorate casting their votes yesterday.
How many Midlanders voted in the Police & Crime Commissioner elections - Scale 100%
The first ever Police & Crime Commissioner elections have been met with a considerably low turnout.
The graph above shows the proportion of people who voted in each police force area.
The scale on the left hand side goes up to 100% to show how low the turnout was.
WEST MERCIA PCC ELECTION**
Bill Longmore (Independent) has been elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia. The final results, after taking second preference votes into consideration, are as follows:
Bill Longmore (Ind) 50,900 (37.75%)
Adrian Blackshaw (C) 49,298 (36.56%)
Simon Murphy (Lab) 34,652 (25.70%)
Eliminated: Simon Murphy
Distribution of Murphy's votes
Bill Longmore (Ind) 71,955
Adrian Blackshaw (C) 54,499
Elected: Bill Longmore**
Electorate 927,649; Turnout 134,850 (14.54%)
WARWICKSHIRE PCC ELECTION
James Plaskitt (Lab) 22,308 (34.70%)
Ron Ball (Ind) 21,410 (33.30%)
Fraser Pithie (C) 20,571 (32.00%)
Eliminated: Fraser Pithie
Distribution of Pithie's votes
James Plaskitt (Lab) 25,200
Ron Ball (Ind) 33,231
Elected: Ron Ball
Electorate 422,163; Turnout 64,289 (15.23%)
Labour's Bob Jones has been elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, the largest police force outside of London.
He is a member of the outgoing Police Authority, the organisation his new role replaces. After a second stage of counting to take into account 2nd preference votes, Bob Jones received a total of 117,388 votes.
Vote counting in the the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is underway across the region.
Voters went to the polls yesterday to decide who they think should be responsible for force budgets, policing priorities and Chief Constables.
Labour candidate for the West Midlands, Bob Jones says he fundamentally disagrees with the position, despite the fact he could win the job.