The results of the Police and Crime Commissioner Election held in 2016.

Result

First Round Count

After the first round of counting, the total number of valid first preference votes for each of the candidates is as follows:

NameDescription of CandidateVotes
DERRICK Gareth Gwyn JamesLabour Party Candidate66,519
HERNANDEZ Alison SelinaConservative Party Candidate69,354
MORRIS WilliamIndependent22,395
SMITH Jonathan LeslieUK Independence Party (UKIP)49,659
SPENCER BobIndependent41,382
YOUNGER-ROSS Richard AlanLiberal Democrats35,154
The number of ballot papers rejected at the first count is as follows:
Want of an official mark1
Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote3,375
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified10
Unmarked as to the first preference vote2,961
Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote9530
Total rejected papers at the first count9,530
 
Total number of ballot papers verified is294,120
Turnout22.80%

As no candidate received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes, the second preference votes were counted for the candidates who were not eliminated from the contest.

The remaining candidates were:

DERRICK Gareth Gwyn James

HERNANDEZ Alison Selina

Second Round Count and Results

NameDescription of CandidateVotes
DERRICK Gareth Gwyn JamesLabour Party Candidate20,723
HERNANDEZ Alison SelinaConservative Party Candidate21,682
The number of ballot papers rejected at the second count is as follows:
Want of an official mark0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote161
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified0
Void for uncertainty as to the second preference vote816
Unmarked as to the second preference vote20,249
Total rejected papers at the second count21,326

 

The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates is as follows:
CandidateFirst PreferenceSecond PreferenceTotal
DERRICK Gareth Gwyn James66,51920,72387,242
HERNANDEZ Alison Selina69,35421,68291,036

I therefore give notice that Alison Selina Hernandez, the Conservative Party Candidate, is duly elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area.

John Street, Police Area Returning Officer