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2012 Police & Crime Commissioner Election results

Results of the Police and Crime Commissioner Election for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area, held on Thursday 15 November 2012.

You can also view information about the number of votes verified in each of the voting areas.

Under the supplementary vote system used for the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, a voter is required to indicate their first and second preference candidates on the ballot paper.

If a candidate receives more than half of all first choice votes, they are elected immediately.

If this does not happen, the two candidates with the most first choice votes go through to a second round. All other candidates are eliminated, but the eliminated candidates second choice votes for either of the top two candidates are added to the totals for those two candidates from the first round.

The candidate with the highest combined total of first and second choice votes will be elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for the police force area.

First round count

After the first round of counting, the total number of valid first preference votes cast for each of the candidates is as follows:

Candidate Description Votes cast
Brian Samuel Blake Liberal Democrat 23,948
Graham David Calderwood Independent 8,667
Brian Carol Greenslade Independent 24,719
Anthony John Marsden Hogg The Conservative Party Candidate 55,257
Ivan James Jordan Independent 12,382
Thomas Macpherson Independent 4,306
William Morris Independent 10,586
John Noel Smith Independent 10,171
Robert Lee Smith UK Independence Party (UKIP) 16,433
Nichola Jane Williams Labour Party Candidate 24,196
The number of ballot papers rejected at the first count is as follows:
Want of an official mark 2
Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote 2,108
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 97
Unmarked as to the first preference vote 812
Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote 3,320
Total rejected papers at the first count 6,339
   
The total number of ballot papers verified is 196,987
The turnout of the election is 15.14%

View first count figures by local authority area

As no candidate received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes every local Returning Officer will now count the second preference votes for the candidates who are not eliminated from the contest.

The remaining candidates are:

  • Brian Carol Greenslade
  • Anthony John Marsden Hogg

Second round and results

The total number of valid second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates are shown below:

Candidate Description Votes cast
Brian Carol Greenslade Independent 12,524
Anthony John Marsden Hogg The Conservative Party Candidate 14,162
The number of ballot papers rejected at the second count is as follows:
Want of an official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote 350
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 131
Unmarked as to the second preference vote 15,970
Void for uncertainty as to the second preference vote 1,446
The total rejected ballot papers at second count 17,897
The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates is as follows:
 Candidate First preferences Second preferences Total
Brian Carol Greenslade Independent 24,719 12,524 37,243
Anthony John Marsden Hogg The Conservative Party Candidate 55,257 14,162 69,419

I therefore give notice that: Anthony John Marsden Hogg, The Conservative Party Candidate, is duly elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area.

Kevin Lavery, Police Area Returning Officer

17th November 2012

The ballot papers marked by voters at each polling station were verified overnight from 10pm on polling day Thursday 15 November.

The number of ballot papers in each ballot box was verified against a ballot paper account completed by the Presiding Officer in charge of each polling station.

The results of the verification were as follows:

Council Total number of verified ballot papers from polling stations Total number of verified ballot papers from postal vote openings Total number of ballot papers verified  Electorate as at date of poll Turnout
Cornwall 34,363 29,315 63,678 418,656 15.21%
East Devon 11,239 5,626 16,865 103,179 16.35%
Exeter 7,512 6,286 13,798 89,354 15.44%
Isles of Scilly 218 47 265 1,771 14.96%
Mid Devon 6,224 3,487 9,711 60,015 16.18%
North Devon  6,792 4,702 11,494 75,622 15.20%
Plymouth 11,129 12,490 23,619 181,268 13.03%
South Hams 7,783 3,848 11,631 68,225 17.05%
Teignbridge 9,185 7,158 16,343 102,132 16.00%
Torbay 7,431 6,922 14,353 105,695 13.58%
Torridge 4,484 3,207 7,691 51,760 14.86%
West Devon 4,465 3,074 7,539 43,248 17.43%
TOTAL 110,825 86,162 196,987 1,300,925 15.14%

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