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PCC election result declared in Wiltshire

Friday 16 November 2012

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The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election results in Wiltshire are as follows:

  • Angus Stuart Macpherson, Conservative - 35,319 votes (after two stages)
  • Claire Moody, Labour - 21,157 votes (after two stages)
  • Colin Skelton – Independent - 11,146 votes
  • Paul Batchelor, Liberal Democrats – 10,130 votes
  • John Short, UK Independent Party - 7,250 votes
  • Liam Bruce Silcocks – Independent - 5,212 votes

There were a total of 2,683 rejected votes.

The result was formally declared at approximately 4:45am.

A total of 81,477 votes were cast giving an overall turnout of 15.83 per cent.In total,37,467postal votes were received.

There has been a total of 41 PCC elections – 37 in England and four in Wales. PCCs will ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police, building confidence in the system and restoring trust.

PCCs will make and influence key decisions which will impact on how local areas look and feel, from CCTV, street lighting and graffiti to tackling gangs and drug-dealing. Their job is to listen to the public and respond to their needs, bringing more of a public voice to policing and giving the public a name and a face to complain to if they aren't satisfied.

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Last updated: Friday 16 November 2012

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