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Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2016

Election Results

The election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire took place on Thursday 5 May 2016, with the count taking place on Friday 6 May 2016.

Lancashire Results

The results for Lancashire are displayed on the Blackburn with Darwen Council website.

Ribble Valley Results

The turnout for the Ribble Valley area was 19.1% and there were 8,502 votes cast. The results of the first stage of the count for the Ribble Valley area are set out below.

Statement as to the first count
Names of Candidates

Number of
1st
preference
votes

 
BARKER, James United Kingdom Independence Party  1,281  
GRUNSHAW, Clive Labour Party  2,023  
PRATT, Andy The Conservative Party  4,252  
ROACH, Graham Liberal Democrat  757  
     
 Total number of 1st preference votes   8,313

 

 

 

 

Rejected ballot papers at first count
 (a) want of official mark 0  
(b) voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote  75  
 (c) writing or mark by which voter could be identified  0  
 (d) unmarked as to the first preference vote  4  
 (e) void for uncertainty  110  
 Total number of rejected ballot papers   189

 

 

 

 

 

Statement as to the second count
Names of Candidates Number of 2nd preference votes
GRUNSHAW, Clive Labour Party  467
PRATT, Andy The Conservative Party Candidate  749
   
 Total number of 2nd preference votes given to candidates remaining 1,216
 Total number of 2nd preference votes given to candidates eliminated  365
Rejected ballot papers at second count
 (a) want of official mark  0  
 (b) voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote  0  
 (c) writing or mark by which voter could be identified  0  
 (d) unmarked as to the second preference vote  457  
 (e) void for uncertainty  0  
 Total number rejected ballot papers     457

 

The police and crime commissioner has responsibility for governing Lancashire Constabulary and holding its chief constable to account.

There is a different form of voting in police and crime commissioner elections, called supplementary voting.

There are two stages to supplementary voting. In Stage 1, first preference votes are counted. If a candidate receives more than 50 per cent of the first preference votes, he or she is elected and a result is declared. If no candidate receives more than 50 per cent of the first preference votes, the two candidates with the highest number of votes go forward to Stage 2.

In Stage 2, second preference votes for the remaining two candidates are added to the votes they received in Stage 1. The candidate with the highest number of votes after adding the votes from both stages is elected and a result is declared.

 

Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s electoral registration team on 01200 414411 or the dedicated PCC election web site.

 

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