Tory candidate Anthony Stansfeld wins PCC electionBy Paul Cassell
November 16, 2012
Tory candidate Anthony Stansfeld had won the election to become the Thames Valley’s first Police and Crime Commissioner.
The West Berkshire councillor beat Labour's Tim Starkey after securing a total of 94,238 votes at Gateway Conference Centre in Aylesbury.
The election used the supplementary voting system, meaning electors were given the chance to vote for a first and then a second choice candidate.
Mr Stansfeld led in the first round after gaining 76, 011 votes but did not have an overall majority leading to a second round of voting.
Voters whose first preference had been eliminated then had their second preference counted and these were added to the first round totals to decide the winner.
The turnout across the Thames Valley was just 13.3 per cent with 226,512 people going to the polls.
Following his win, Mr Stansfeld tweeted: "Thank you so much for everyone who took the opportunity to vote for me, I feel honoured to have been elected the first PCC for Thames Valley."
|Reading||West Berks||Wokingham||South Oxon||Thames Valley|
|Anthony Stansfeld (Con)||3,680||8,044||6,492||5,016||76,011|
|Tim Starkey (Lab)||6,456||2,512||3.029||2,068||56,631|
|John Howson (Lib Dem)||1.186||2,053||1,591||1,588||20,511|
|Barry Cooper (UKIP)||1,010||1,476||1,440||1,047||19,324|
|Geoff Howard (Ind)||1,597||2,382||2,548||2,469||31,716|
|Patience Awe (Ind)||1,142||1,258||1,150||1,131||14,878|
|Anthony Stansfeld (Con)||921||1,572||1,623||1,223||18,227|
|Tim Starkey (Lab)||1,051||1,142||938||830||13,772|
|Anthony Stansfeld (Con)||4,601||9,616||8,115||6,239||94,238|
|Tim Starkey (Lab)||7,507||3,654||3,967||2,898||70,403|