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John Dwyer wins Cheshire police and crime commissioner poll
6:31pm Friday 16th November 2012 in News
CONSERVATIVE John Dwyer has become Cheshire's first police and crime commissioner.
He won with 48,591 initial and secondary votes compared to Labour's John Stockon who had a combined total of 37,350.
His victory came after the vote went to a second round of votes after no candidate picked up more than 50 per cent in the first count.
His election comes after a turnout of just 13.33 per cent in Warrington and an overall turnout of 14.08 per cent across Cheshire.
A total of 2,415 votes were rejected either from incorrect voting or the ballot paper being spoiled.
Mr Dwyer will take up his new role formally on Thursday.