Electors in Hertfordshire have had their say and the results from the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election have just been announced, with David Lloyd from The Conservative Party duly elected.
The turnout across Hertfordshire was 29%. This compares with 14.5% at the last PCC election in 2012. The results were announced by Police Area Returning Officer, Hertsmere Borough Council's Chief Executive Donald Graham, at the count in Allum Hall, Borehamwood at 4pm.
The four candidates who contested the election were Mark James Hughes (UK Independence Party candidate), David Edward Lloyd (The Conservative Party Candidate), Kerry Patrick Pollard (The Labour Party candidate), and Chris James White (the Liberal Democrat candidate).
Under the supplementary voting system, voters were asked to indicate both a first and second preference from the four candidates. As no candidate received more than 50 per cent of the first preference votes, candidates David Lloyd and Kerry Pollard progressed to the second round, as they had accrued the most first preference votes. The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for these candidates is shown below.
David Lloyd 1st preference votes: 100,262
2nd preference votes: 25,807
Total votes: 126,069
Kerry Pollard 1st preference votes:
2nd preference votes: 20,876
Total votes: 85,854
The PCC is responsible for the way policing is delivered in the county. The PCC decides how funding related to policing and crime reduction is allocated and, in consultation with the Chief Constable, sets the strategic direction and objectives of the force through their Police and Crime Plan.
For information on the Hertfordshire PCC visit their website - http://www.hertscommissioner.org/