Second count needed in Cheshire police and crime commissioner vote

Warrington Guardian: John Dwyer John Dwyer

CONSERVATIVE and Labour candidates in the police and crime commissioner vote will go through to a second preference count.

 

Conservative candidate John Dwyer and Labour's John Stockton will now wait as the secondary votes on ballots for runners up - Liberal Democrat's Ainsley Arnold, UKIP's Louise Bours and independent Sarah Flannery - are added to their initial totals.

 

The secondary votes come into play when no candidate gains more than 50 per cent of the vote with the top two going through to a further count.

 

Warrington put Mr Stockton ahead of Mr Dwyer on 7,928 compared to 6,057.

 

Independent Sarah Flannery came in third with 2,677, Lib Dem's Ainsley Arnold had 2,223 and UKIP's Louise Bours had 1,607.

 

But Mr Dwyer had almost 10,000 lead from the county-wide vote with 40,122 compared to Mr Stockton's 30,974.

 

Check the Warrington Guardian later this evening for the final result.

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11:38am Sat 17 Nov 12

old-codger says...

Candidates in the police and crime commissioner vote will go through to a second preference count...

I wonder why ??.
Perhaps nobody wanted a commissioner in the first place.
Candidates in the police and crime commissioner vote will go through to a second preference count... I wonder why ??. Perhaps nobody wanted a commissioner in the first place. old-codger
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8:50pm Sat 17 Nov 12

annie1275 says...

What a total waste of money..
What a total waste of money.. annie1275
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1:25pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Rowdie says...

I think this is great news....now if anyone has any complaints about police operations they will be able to contact John Dwyer in person and hold him responsible; instead of as things stand trying to hold some person responsible from a "police authority". How can that be a bad thing?
I think this is great news....now if anyone has any complaints about police operations they will be able to contact John Dwyer in person and hold him responsible; instead of as things stand trying to hold some person responsible from a "police authority". How can that be a bad thing? Rowdie
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