What is the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election?
The role of Police and Crime Commissioner was created in 2012; there are 41 covering England and Wales. This is the second time elections to the position have been held. They take place every four years. Find out more about the legislation behind the election here.
Your Police and Crime Commissioner has responsibility for:
- securing efficient and effective policing for their area;
- appointing the Chief Constable and holding them to account for running the force;
- setting the police and crime objectives for their area through a police and crime plan;
- setting the force budget and determining the funding received via Council Tax;
- contributing to the national and international policing capabilities set out by the Home Secretary; and
- bringing together community safety and criminal justice partners to make sure local priorities are joined up.
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has more detail.
When did the election take place?
Polling stations were open on Thursday 5 May.
How were the votes counted?
The Police and Crime Commissioner was elected using the supplementary voting system, which is the system used to elect mayors in other parts of the country.
Voters were asked to indicate a first and second preference. As no candidate secured 50% of the first preference votes, then the two candidates with the highest number of first preference votes went forward to a second round. In a second round, the second preference votes of the eliminated candidates cast for the top two candidates were then counted. These are added to the votes in the first round: see above for details of the local results for the Selby district at these two stages.
How can I find out more?
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has more details about the role, or you can find out more here. General information about voting can be found here.