Police and Crime Commissioner election results (November 2012)

Nick Alston is the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

 

This election used the Supplementary Vote system. In this case, no candidate received more than 50% of the first preference votes, so the two candidates with the highest number of votes went forward to stage 2.

 

Number of first preference votes by counting area

 

 

Alston, Nick (Conservative)

Belgrove, Linda (Independent)

Morris-Cook, Val (Labour)

Smith, Andrew (UKIP)

Thwaites, Mick (Independent)

Tilbrook, Robin (English Democrats)

Basildon

3,478

1,553

2,693

1,441

3,143

936

Braintree

4,889

2,198

2,624

1,534

3,482

1,137

Brentwood

3,183

875

828

684

1,393

431

Castle Point

2,615

833

1,308

758

2,557

660

Chelmsford

5,941

2,856

1,974

1,600

4,569

1,028

Colchester

4,458

3,390

2,637

1,208

3,663

1,241

Epping Forest

4,285

1,221

1,482

983

1,270

761

Harlow

2,140

715

2,803

588

8,94

572

Maldon

2,181

1,004

754

537

1,878

417

Rochford

3,099

916

967

693

3,343

767

Southend

3,853

1,512

2,528

1,118

7,837

1,103

Tendring

4,419

2,934

2,462

1,669

2,853

1,172

Thurrock

2,470

762

3,908

1,564

1,633

877

Uttlesford

4,314

1,394

958

761

1,617

448

Total

51,325

22,163

27,926

15,138

40,132

11,550

 

The total number of rejected first preference ballot papers was 3,452.

 

Nick Alston (Conservative) and Mick Thwaites (Independent) went through to stage 2, where the second preference votes were checked for the four eliminated candidate. Any second preference votes for the remaining two candidates were added to the votes they received in stage 1.

 

The candidate with the highest number of votes received after adding together the results from stages 1 and 2 was then elected.

 

Second preference vote count

 

Nick Alston received 11,025 second preference votes. Added to his first preference votes, this gave him a total of 62,350 votes.

 

Mick Thwaites received 18,532 second preference votes. Added to his first preference votes, this gave him a total of 58,664 votes.

 

Nicholas Kenneth Alston was therefore elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

 

The total number of rejected second preference ballot papers was 9,473.

You can find out more about the PCC's role via the Essex Police website

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