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The Northern Echo:
Barry Coppinger celebrates with colleagues after becoming Cleveland Police's first Police and Crime Commissioner

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The Northern Echo:
Labour's Barry Coppinger, the new Police and Crime Commissioner for the Cleveland Police Force with Jacqui Cheer, the Temporary Chief Constable.

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2:17pm Fri 16 Nov 12

ffoowlav says

Is this really democracy? you have the chance to vote but we are not going to make it easy for you to find out what, or who, you are voting for, nor tell you what difference it's going to make. Nor are we going to provide any funds to allow the independent candidates to make a stand.

Result - people in Labour areas vote Labour out of habit, ditto |Conservative areas, nothing really changes and the government scratch their heads wondering why.

Get a grip - maybe to change things we need to do something else!!!!! or is the status quo the aim?

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Newly elected commissioner for Durham Constabulary, Ron Hogg, blames poor publicity and a November election for the low turnout.

He said: "He found real anger on the doorstep and there is a real challenge for political parties to re-engage with their communities."

Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton said: "Ron Hogg is absolutely a man I can do business with."

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Newly-elected commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has rejected the idea that turnout was not high enough for him to have a legitimate mandate.

He said: "I got the majority in all four areas in first and second preference votes and I'll work to raise the profile of the role in the coming years. We would have of course preferred more people to vote but it's not our fault. The idea from Whitehall was under-developed under-scoped and ill thought through."

Asked if given Cleveland Police's difficulties with the ongoing corruption scandal the role was a poisoned chalice, Mr Coppinger said: "No, this is no poisoned chalice. There are difficulties, no doubt about that but Cleveland Police still has a very good record on dealing with crime."

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CLEVELAND POLICE RESULT

Barry Coppinger is elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.

The Northern Echo:

Barry Coppinger - 1st Pref: 25,691 2nd Pref: 5,649 (31,346)
Ken Lupton - 1st Pref: 16,047 2nd Pref: 4,124 (20,171)

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NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE RESULT

In North Yorkshire, Tory candidate Julia Mulligan has become the new police commissioner.

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan - Conservative

She polled 47,885 votes, with Labour's Ruth Potter trailing behind with 34,328 votes.  

Turn out was 14.32 per cent in an electorate of some 600,000.

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DURHAM CONSTABULARY RESULT

PCC: Ron Hogg (Labour) has been elected Durham Constabulary Police and Crime Commissioner.

Turnout: 14.7%

The Northern Echo:

Michael Costello 8,257
Ron Hogg 36,171
Kingsley Smith 18,813
​Nick Varley 6,900

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PCC: Counting well underway at the Louisa Centre, in Stanley. Result expected in about ten minutes.

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NORTHUMBRIA POLICE RESULT

Vera Baird has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria after taking more than half the votes.

The Northern Echo:

Peter Andras: 13,916
Vera Baird: 100,170
Alistair Baxter: 18,876
Phil Butler: 45,845

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PCC: With five boroughs in for Northumbria Police, Vera Baid has taken a commanding lead:

The Northern Echo:

Sunderland

Peter Andras:  1,621
Vera Baird: 22,723
Alistair Baxter: 4,313
Phil Butler: 7,727

South Tyneside
Peter Andras:  855
Vera Baird: 12,337
Alistair Baxter: 1,986
Phil Butler: 3,641

North Tyneside
Peter Andras:  1,503
Vera Baird: 13,114
Alistair Baxter: 2,308
Phil Butler: 7,737

Northumberland
Peter Andras:  3,172
Vera Baird: 16,260
Alistair Baxter: 4,285
Phil Butler: 15,994

Gateshead
Peter Andras:  2,109
Vera Baird: 16,707
Alistair Baxter: 2,568
Phil Butler: 4,015

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CLEVELAND PCC COUNT
 

 

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PCC: Turnout in Northumbria Police area was 16.8%

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PCC: The count for Durham Constabulary is due to start at 12pm. Early estimates had the result coming in around 3-4pm but with such a low turnout the announcement is expected much earlier than that. We'll be bringing you it live.

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2:17pm Fri 16 Nov 12

ffoowlav says...

Is this really democracy? you have the chance to vote but we are not going to make it easy for you to find out what, or who, you are voting for, nor tell you what difference it's going to make. Nor are we going to provide any funds to allow the independent candidates to make a stand.

Result - people in Labour areas vote Labour out of habit, ditto |Conservative areas, nothing really changes and the government scratch their heads wondering why.

Get a grip - maybe to change things we need to do something else!!!!! or is the status quo the aim?
Is this really democracy? you have the chance to vote but we are not going to make it easy for you to find out what, or who, you are voting for, nor tell you what difference it's going to make. Nor are we going to provide any funds to allow the independent candidates to make a stand. Result - people in Labour areas vote Labour out of habit, ditto |Conservative areas, nothing really changes and the government scratch their heads wondering why. Get a grip - maybe to change things we need to do something else!!!!! or is the status quo the aim? ffoowlav
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3:28pm Fri 16 Nov 12

st-george1 says...

You vote for what you get …

PCC for DURHAM
Ron Hogg an ex CC of Cleveland Police under the Labour banner

PCC for NORTHUMBRIA
Vera Baird, exLabour MP booted out of Redcar, abuser of expenses and ignorer of dog poo.

PCC for CLEVELAND
Barry Coppinger, Labour Councillor on 2 Councils, Police Authority member and friend of the disgraced PA Chairman Davie McLuckie

One thing in common … they all had something to do with the most disgraced fraudulent and corrupt Police Force and its Authority in the UK … only in the North East of England would so many people treat losers, bullies and abusers as though the were winners, when clearly they are not … a case of getting what you asked for !
You vote for what you get … PCC for DURHAM Ron Hogg an ex CC of Cleveland Police under the Labour banner PCC for NORTHUMBRIA Vera Baird, exLabour MP booted out of Redcar, abuser of expenses and ignorer of dog poo. PCC for CLEVELAND Barry Coppinger, Labour Councillor on 2 Councils, Police Authority member and friend of the disgraced PA Chairman Davie McLuckie One thing in common … they all had something to do with the most disgraced fraudulent and corrupt Police Force and its Authority in the UK … only in the North East of England would so many people treat losers, bullies and abusers as though the were winners, when clearly they are not … a case of getting what you asked for ! st-george1
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4:39pm Fri 16 Nov 12

loonyleft says...

losers,bullies,and abusers,sounds like they would be at home in the tory party.
losers,bullies,and abusers,sounds like they would be at home in the tory party. loonyleft
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4:48pm Fri 16 Nov 12

MSG says...

Pathetic bunch of no hopers elected from the two main parties, GOD HELP THE POLICE FORCES!!!!
Good to see Co. Durham UKIP candidate get so many votes. Hope this is replicated at the proportional representation euro elections as it seem the Lid-Dem vote has collapsed.
Pathetic bunch of no hopers elected from the two main parties, GOD HELP THE POLICE FORCES!!!! Good to see Co. Durham UKIP candidate get so many votes. Hope this is replicated at the proportional representation euro elections as it seem the Lid-Dem vote has collapsed. MSG
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5:03pm Fri 16 Nov 12

loan_star says...

loonyleft wrote:
losers,bullies,and abusers,sounds like they would be at home in the tory party.
But hey were at home in the labour party!!! Better keep an eye on the expense claims anyway of all of them but particularly one!
[quote][p][bold]loonyleft[/bold] wrote: losers,bullies,and abusers,sounds like they would be at home in the tory party.[/p][/quote]But hey were at home in the labour party!!! Better keep an eye on the expense claims anyway of all of them but particularly one! loan_star
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5:32pm Fri 16 Nov 12

loonyleft says...

Loan star of course tories are whiter than white i forgot.
Loan star of course tories are whiter than white i forgot. loonyleft
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5:49pm Fri 16 Nov 12

spragger says...

Coppinger will fit in well with Sean Price & Labours other Cllr and ex Police Authority Chairman McLuckie
Coppinger will fit in well with Sean Price & Labours other Cllr and ex Police Authority Chairman McLuckie spragger
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5:59pm Fri 16 Nov 12

loan_star says...

loonyleft wrote:
Loan star of course tories are whiter than white i forgot.
Did I say they were? You'll find most of the MPs that did the extreme fiddling came from the red half of the commons. And one of them is named above and still has her nose in the trough.
[quote][p][bold]loonyleft[/bold] wrote: Loan star of course tories are whiter than white i forgot.[/p][/quote]Did I say they were? You'll find most of the MPs that did the extreme fiddling came from the red half of the commons. And one of them is named above and still has her nose in the trough. loan_star
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7:00pm Fri 16 Nov 12

loonyleft says...

yes your right ,all labour members are corrupt ,if you say so it must be true you've never been wrong have you.
yes your right ,all labour members are corrupt ,if you say so it must be true you've never been wrong have you. loonyleft
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8:14pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Michael, HP7 says...

How odd that the latest Cleveland Police and Cleveland Police Authority disclosures : details of Chief Constable Price's sacking and justice perversion charges against the authority's ex-chairman, were held back until after the poll. Nothing like democratic informed debate, is there?
How odd that the latest Cleveland Police and Cleveland Police Authority disclosures : details of Chief Constable Price's sacking and justice perversion charges against the authority's ex-chairman, were held back until after the poll. Nothing like democratic informed debate, is there? Michael, HP7
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8:17pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Michael, HP7 says...

How odd that the latest Cleveland Police and Cleveland Police Authority disclosures : details of Chief Constable Price's sacking and justice perversion charges against the authority's ex-chairman, were held back until after the poll. Nothing like democratic informed debate, is there?
How odd that the latest Cleveland Police and Cleveland Police Authority disclosures : details of Chief Constable Price's sacking and justice perversion charges against the authority's ex-chairman, were held back until after the poll. Nothing like democratic informed debate, is there? Michael, HP7
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8:35pm Fri 16 Nov 12

peter laidler says...

Durham Chief Constable may well feel reassured by the appointment of Ron Hogg as Commissioner, but saying "He's a man I can do business with" does little to reassure me. Would you sack your best-buddy if it came to it....don't think so? Let us hope it never comes to that but please gentlemen, it is up to you both to uphold the integrity of the role and is most certainly up to you Mr Hogg to demonstrate your independence to your public
Durham Chief Constable may well feel reassured by the appointment of Ron Hogg as Commissioner, but saying "He's a man I can do business with" does little to reassure me. Would you sack your best-buddy if it came to it....don't think so? Let us hope it never comes to that but please gentlemen, it is up to you both to uphold the integrity of the role and is most certainly up to you Mr Hogg to demonstrate your independence to your public peter laidler
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9:38pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Scotchcorner says...

The government and the candidates can blame the low turnout on whatever they like but I believe the main reason is that currently, politics and politicians turn people off. If this government really wanted to make a success of these elections it should have banned the canditates from any political affiliation. So instead of voting for a political party we could vote for the most able candidate, regardless of their personal politics. Just look what the people of Northumbria have done. Would Vera Baird have been voted into her new position without a red rosette? It is common knowledge to all those in the Teesside area that she is unfit for public office. Politics of the right, left and everything in between have no place in the running of our police forces and those that see their new positions as an avenue to promote their political agenda should think again.
The government and the candidates can blame the low turnout on whatever they like but I believe the main reason is that currently, politics and politicians turn people off. If this government really wanted to make a success of these elections it should have banned the canditates from any political affiliation. So instead of voting for a political party we could vote for the most able candidate, regardless of their personal politics. Just look what the people of Northumbria have done. Would Vera Baird have been voted into her new position without a red rosette? It is common knowledge to all those in the Teesside area that she is unfit for public office. Politics of the right, left and everything in between have no place in the running of our police forces and those that see their new positions as an avenue to promote their political agenda should think again. Scotchcorner
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12:17am Sat 17 Nov 12

daroste says...

why when the government are making cut to policeing and local councils have to make cut are we wasting hundreds of thousands to pay Police and Crime Commissioner
why when the government are making cut to policeing and local councils have to make cut are we wasting hundreds of thousands to pay Police and Crime Commissioner daroste
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9:46am Sat 17 Nov 12

vince.crosby says...

I believe that Ron Hogg will do an excellent Job so well done Ron it is a job that will improve policing in Durham
I believe that Ron Hogg will do an excellent Job so well done Ron it is a job that will improve policing in Durham vince.crosby
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10:28am Sat 17 Nov 12

Lifetime Townie says...

Why sould politics come into policing? Policing should be independant and without favour but I can see decisions being influenced in this office by Labour and its most certainly up to you Mr Hogg to demonstrate your independence to your public.
Why sould politics come into policing? Policing should be independant and without favour but I can see decisions being influenced in this office by Labour and its most certainly up to you Mr Hogg to demonstrate your independence to your public. Lifetime Townie
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1:49pm Sat 17 Nov 12

rat man says...

Will he now be known as Boss Hogg?
Good look to him anyway, and lets hope he achieves a noticeable improvement in the quality of policing.
Will he now be known as Boss Hogg? Good look to him anyway, and lets hope he achieves a noticeable improvement in the quality of policing. rat man
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