Police and Crime Commissioner Results 2012
The results of the election held on 15 November 2012.
Anthony John Marsden (Tony) Hogg has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.
Following the results of the first count, in which no candidate received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes, the second preference votes were counted for Tony Hogg and Brian Greenslade who received the highest number of first preference votes.
The total number of valid second preference votes cast for the two candidates was:
Tony Hogg 14162
Brian Greenslade 12524
The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the two candidates was:
Candidate First preferences Second preferences Total
Tony Hogg 55257 14162 69419
Brian Greenslade 24719 12524 37243
As a result of the total number of votes cast Tony Hogg has been duly elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall force area, including the Isles of Scilly.
The total number of rejected papers at the second count was 17897
The total number of verified papers was : 196,9878
The overall turnout in the police area was : 15.14%
The results of the first count were :
Brian Samuel Blake, Liberal Democrats 23948
Graham David Calderwood, Independent 8667
Brian Carol Greenslade, Independent 24719
Anthony John Marsden (Tony ) Hogg, Conservative 55257
Ivan James Jordan, Independent 12382
Thomas Macpherson, Independent 4306
William Morris, Independent 10586
John Noel Smith, Independent 10171
Robert Lee Smith, UK Independence Party 16433
Nichola Jane Williams, Labour 24196
The results of the second count were announced by Kevin Lavery, the Police Area Returning Officer for the Devon and Cornwall force area.
The votes were counted for all but the Isles of Scilly at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre in Pool, Redruth. The votes for the Isles of Scilly were counted on St Mary's .
The Devon and Cornwall Force Area contains 12 local authorities - Cornwall Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council, Council of the Isles of Scilly, South Hams District Council, West Devon Borough Council, Torridge District Council, North Devon Council, Teignbridge District Council, East Devon District Council, Mid Devon District Council, Exeter City Council
Voting has been done under the Supplementary Vote system - the same system used in mayoral elections. Under this system voters put a cross for their first choice candidate in the left hand column. They can then put a cross for their second choice in the right hand column if they wish. They do not have to include a second choice if they do not want to. As long as a cross is marked in the first choice column, then their vote will count.