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Police and Crime Commissioner election result of second count 2012

As the Police Area Returning Officer appointed at the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the CUMBRIA police area on 15 November 2012, I hereby certify that:

The total number of valid first preference votes cast for each of the candidates is as follows:

Candidates Political Party Number of votes
LEONARD, Patrick Labour Party Candidate 5,016
RHODES, Richard David Walton The Conservative Party Candidate 7,328


The number of ballot papers rejected at the first count is as follows:

Reason for ballots papers being rejected Number of Ballot Papers
a. Want of an official mark 0
b. Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote 43
c. Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 6
d. Unmarked as to the first preference vote 6,381
e. Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote 95
Total rejected papers at the first count 6,525


The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates is as follows:

Candidates First preferences Second preferences Total
LEONARD, Patrick 15,301 5,016 20,317
RHODES, Richard David Walton 18,080 7,328 25,408

I therefore give notice that:

RHODES, Richard David Walton,The Conservative Party Candidate is duly elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for the CUMBRIA police area

Debbie Storr
Police Area Returning Officer
16 November 2012