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Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Published Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Ribble Valley goes to the polls next Thursday (5 May) to elect a police and crime commissioner for Lancashire.

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

Four candidates are standing for election:

  • James Barker, UK Independence Party
  • Clive Grunshaw, Labour Party
  • Andy Pratt, Conservative Party 
  • Graham Roach, Liberal Democrat

Residents are reminded that 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 is elected and a result declared.

Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s electoral registration team on 01200 414411 or gov.uk.

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