Independent candidate Simon Hayes has been chosen as the first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
Second count Isle of Wight result:
Simon Alexander Hayes, Independent, 2,538
Michael Mates, Conservative, 943
There were 472 rejected papers on the Isle of Wight.
The eligible electorate total on the Isle of Wight is 111,126, turnout was 14.3 per cent.
See how the Isle of Wight voted below:
After the vote was declared, Simon Hayes (www.hayes4pcc.org) , said: “This has been a unique election in many respects.
“When we started this, we had no real anticipation that we would get this far. The expectation was we wouldn’t win but we thought it was important to give the electors of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight a chance to vote for an independent candidate.
“I’m humbled by this result and I’m grateful to the public of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for the trust they’ve put in me to become their first police and crime commissioner. I’ll exercise this role not with any fear or favour and considering the whole community of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.”
Chief Constable Alex Marshall said: “On behalf of the force, I would like to congratulate Simon Hayes on his election to the role of Police & Crime Commissioner for Hampshire.
“Hampshire is a successful forward-thinking force which has seen a significant reduction in crime levels across the two counties over the past five years.
“We look forward to working with Simon Hayes as the new commissioner to continue to build on this success and provide a policing service which meets the needs of our communities.”
The first count results on the Isle of Wight as follows:
David Ian Goodall, Liberal Democrat, 2,000
Simon Alexander Hayes, Independent, 3,247
Don Jerrard, The Justice and Anti-Corruption Party, 1,703
Michael Mates, Conservative Party Candidate, 3,593
Jacqui Rayment, Labour Party Candidate, 2,745
Stephen Michael West, UKIP, 2,098
The combined eligible electorate of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is 1,448,374. The turnout was 15 per cent.
Second count result:
Simon Alexander Hayes, Independent, 33,037
Michael Mates, Conservative, 13,188
The first count results for Hampshire Police Area as follows:
David Ian Goodall, Liberal Democrat, 27,197
Simon Alexander Hayes, Independent, 47,632
Don Jerrard, The Justice and Anti-Corruption Party, 24,443
Michael Mates, Conservative Party Candidate, 52,616
Jacqui Rayment, Labour Party Candidate, 38,813
Stephen Michael West, UKIP, 21,185
There were 5,595 rejected papers in Hampshire Area.
The eligible electorate total in Hampshire Area 1,448,374. Turnout in Hampshire Area was 15 per cent.
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