Friday, May 06, 2016

Congratulations to Peter McCall on his election as Cumbria's PCC

Congratulations to Peter McCall, the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria, on his stunning victory today by an increased majority on a greatly increased turnout.

Peter was nearly ten thousand votes ahead on the first ballot, and after second preferences increased his lead, winning with a majority of nearly eleven thousand.
The second round votes were:

Peter McCall (Conservative) 41,345

Reg Watson (Labour) 30,437

The turnout increased over the county as a whole by nine percentage points. I would of course like to see a turnout which was much higher still but at least it was moving in the right direction

Full details of the result are available at…/cumbria-police-and-crime…/

Thanks also to the outgoing PCC, Richard Rhodes, for four years' hard and dedicated work to support policing in our county, keep us all safe and stand up for the victims of crime.

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