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2016 Police & Crime Commissioner Election - Result

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The votes for the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner election were counted on Friday May 6.

The result is as follows:

DULY ELECTED: BACH, Willy - The Labour Party

The PCC elections used the Supplementary Voting system, where voters were able to choose a first preference candidate and a second preference candidate.

When the first preference votes had been counted, no candidate had an overall majority (more than 50%). This meant the second preference votes for the top two candidates - Willy Bach and Neil Durban Bannister - were counted. First preference and second preference votes for these two candidates were then added together and the candidate with the most total votes won the election. 

Results of first preference vote count: 

BACH, Willy - 67,991 votes NO OVERALL MAJORITY
BANNISTER, Neil Durban - 46,958 votes NO OVERALL MAJORITY
HILL, Sarah - 19,359 votes NO OVERALL MAJORITY

Result of second preference vote count (for Willy Bach and Neil Bannister only): 

BACH, Willy - 10,197 votes
BANNISTER, Neil Durban - 11,347 votes

Total number of first and second preference votes: 

BACH, Willy - 78,188 votes
BANNISTER, Neil Durban - 58,305 votes 

Overall turnout: 20.25%

For a detailed breakdown of the results from each area, pleae visit the website of North West Leicestershire District Council which was the lead authority for this election.

Charnwood Local Total

The result of the first preference votes in Charnwood is in the document below. The turnout was 17.72%.

PCC Election 2016 Statement Charnwood First Preference Votes (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)

The result of the second preference votes in Charnwood is in the document below.

PCC Election 2016 Statement Charnwood Second Preference Votes (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)

To find out more information about the candidates, visit

North West Leicestershire District Council is the lead authority for these elections. Visit their PCC web page or contact them on 01530 454545 for more information.

Details of the Leicestershire election

There are nine authorities that will be holding elections to collectively decide the successful candidate for the PCC for the Leicestershire police area. They are:

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