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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:
|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|
|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%|
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:
|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
|Anthony John Marsden Hogg
The Conservative Party Candidate
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
Verification of votes
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
|Isles of Scilly||218||47||265||1,771||14.96%|