Jason David Ablewhite has been elected as Cambridgeshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
The vote took place on Thursday 5th May across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with the result being declared on Friday 6th May at 17:27.
Jason Ablewhite, the Conservative Party Candidate, beat Dave Baigent, Labour Party, after second preference votes were counted, as neither had managed to get 50% in the first round.
Jason Ablewhite received a total of 81,851 votes, while Dave Baigent received a total of 72,480 votes.
Police and Crime Commissioners have a responsibility for delivering an efficient and effective police service in their area. They set police and crime objectives, the police budget and issue grants to tackle crime and disorder. They are elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the force to account, making the police answerable to the communities they serve. PCCs serve four years in office and can opt to re-run for the position at the end of their tenure.
Turnout across the county was 30.56%.
Out of 598,959 registered voters, 183,039 voted in the Cambridgeshire PCC election.
Results were announced at the Ross Peers Sports Centre in Soham, where Jason Ablewhite also took the PCC’s Oath.
For full details of the election, you can view the results graphic here: http://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/elections-voting/pcc-election-live-results
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