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Police and Crime Commissioner result of first 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
JUPE, Pru Liberal Democrats 13,623
LEONARD, Patrick Labour Party Candidate 15,301
RHODES, Richard David Walton The Conservative Party Candidate 18,080
ROBINSON, Mary Independent 15,245


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 623
c. Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 576
d. Unmarked as to the first preference vote 509
e. Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote 306
Total rejected papers at the first count 2,014

The total number of ballot papers verified is: 64,263

The turnout in this police area at this election is 16.38%

As no candidate received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes every Local Returning Officer will now count the second preference votes for the candidates who are not eliminated from the contest.

The remaining candidates are:

  • LEONARD, Patrick Labour Party Candidate
  • RHODES, Richard David Walton The Conservative Party Candidate

Debbie Storr
Police Area Returning Officer
16 November 2012