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Live News: latest on the race to become Police and Crime Commissioner
9:36am Friday 16th November 2012 in News
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Barry Coppinger celebrates with colleagues after becoming Cleveland Police's first Police and Crime Commissioner
Labour's Barry Coppinger, the new Police and Crime Commissioner for the Cleveland Police Force with Jacqui Cheer, the Temporary Chief Constable.
Vera Baird, newly-elected #PCC for Northumbria has previously said she will fight 20 per cent cuts to policing. Her salary will be £85,000.— @tom_farmery 16 November 2012
with Vera Baird and Jane Kennedy elected as PCCs I am confident that violence against and safety of women and girls will be high on agenda— @LabourRoyall 16 November 2012
Very well done to @Julia_Mulligan - great win - am delighted you are NY's first ever police commissioner #pcc— @JulianSmithMP 16 November 2012
Julia Mulligan as new PCC for North Yorkshire. Great result!— @annietrev 16 November 2012
Congratulations to @Julia_Mulligan for winning the #PCC election in #NorthYorks! We look forward to working with you.— @VictimSupport 16 November 2012
#Cleveland #pcc here is a jubilant Barry Coppinger with Temporary Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer http://t.co/3ndGQXHh— @bbcdmacmillan 16 November 2012
Great win in #Durham for #Labour's Ron Hogg on first round! #Tories came bottom of poll. #LibDem didn't even bother to stand!— @HelenGoodmanMP 16 November 2012
Congratulations and well done Ron Hogg! Massively deserved! @RonaldHogg1— @JRLumsden 16 November 2012
2:17pm Fri 16 Nov 12
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?
Tory candidate Julia Mulligan polled 47,885 votes to 34,328 votes for Labour's Ruth Potter. #pcc elections http://t.co/kWA6Ufya— @EchoFlanagan 16 November 2012
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."
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."
CLEVELAND POLICE RESULT
Barry Coppinger is elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.
Barry Coppinger - 1st Pref: 25,691 2nd Pref: 5,649 (31,346)
Ken Lupton - 1st Pref: 16,047 2nd Pref: 4,124 (20,171)
NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE RESULT
In North Yorkshire, Tory candidate Julia Mulligan has become the new police commissioner.
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.
DURHAM CONSTABULARY RESULT
PCC: Ron Hogg (Labour) has been elected Durham Constabulary Police and Crime Commissioner.
Michael Costello 8,257
Ron Hogg 36,171
Kingsley Smith 18,813
Nick Varley 6,900
Alam says he will stand again next time. Blames lack of time to campaign in diverse area.— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
Coppinger got nowhere near 50% mark after all.— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
PCC: Counting well underway at the Louisa Centre, in Stanley. Result expected in about ten minutes.
NORTHUMBRIA POLICE RESULT
Vera Baird has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria after taking more than half the votes.
Peter Andras: 13,916
Vera Baird: 100,170
Alistair Baxter: 18,876
Phil Butler: 45,845
Total number of votes cast in Darlington is 11,186 with 225 rejected ballots. #PCC #echonews— @HannahBryanEcho 16 November 2012
Apologies, earlier figs were for first count in Darlington. Here they are again: Hogg, 4,724, Smith, 3,252, Varley, 1,853, Costello, 1,357.— @HannahBryanEcho 16 November 2012
“@georgehinton: Selby PCC vote turnout is in fact 14%. The electoral officer forgot about the postal votes." Awkward.— @HannahBryanEcho 16 November 2012
Redcar vote was: Coppinger 5,848, Lupton 3,727, Alam, 2,731, Michna, 1,714— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
Second preference votes now being counted. Good showing for Lupton in heavy Labour area.— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
Going to 2nd vote. Coppinger and Lupton, cons. Alam came 3rd.— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
Hartlepool: Coppinger, 4,545, Lupton, 2,706, Michna, 2,634, Alam, 1,927— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
Overall vote: Coppinger 25,6911, Lupton, 16,047, Alam, 11,561, Michna, 8484,— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
In Middlesbrough area, Coppinger, Lab, 7,112, Alam, IND, 3;059, Michna, Green, 2,429, Lupton, Con, 2,307— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
PCC: With five boroughs in for Northumbria Police, Vera Baid has taken a commanding lead:
Peter Andras: 1,621
Vera Baird: 22,723
Alistair Baxter: 4,313
Phil Butler: 7,727
Peter Andras: 855
Vera Baird: 12,337
Alistair Baxter: 1,986
Phil Butler: 3,641
Peter Andras: 1,503
Vera Baird: 13,114
Alistair Baxter: 2,308
Phil Butler: 7,737
Peter Andras: 3,172
Vera Baird: 16,260
Alistair Baxter: 4,285
Phil Butler: 15,994
Peter Andras: 2,109
Vera Baird: 16,707
Alistair Baxter: 2,568
Phil Butler: 4,015
Votes being counted in the Dolphin Centre #echonews #PCC http://t.co/CdujPTw4— @HannahBryanEcho 16 November 2012
It seems certain that Labour's Coppinger has won. But has he got the 50%— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
On mandate issue in Cleveland, Ken Lupton, Cons candidate, points out that still 63,000 voted. About size of ave MP constituency.— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
Word also is that Independent Sultan Alam, who fought for justice for 17yrs, is stacking up votes well and could be 2nd.— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
Early indications, very unofficial, is Barry Coppinger to win. Some doubt that he'll get 50% in 1st round. Could bite me on bum!— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
@HannahBryanEcho ...candidates standing as the role should be 100%. Impartial— @JustJonC 16 November 2012
@HannahBryanEcho ...the role is necessary as its just another layer of bureaucracy, I also think its wrong that political parties have ....— @JustJonC 16 November 2012
@HannahBryanEcho spoilt my paper as I disagree with the whole process. I didn't know anything about the candidates either. I don't think....— @JustJonC 16 November 2012
RT @JennyChapman: Bit of a meh to PCCs from Darlo, turnout 14%— @HannahBryanEcho 16 November 2012
Heading down to the Dolphin Centre shortly for the #PCC vote count. Did you vote in Darlington? If not, why not? Any spoiling of ballots?— @HannahBryanEcho 16 November 2012
Turn out at Cleveland police commissioner poll a very low 15.12%.— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
The shocking thing is no-one surprised at how few people voted.— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
Result expected about 2pm.— @christopherweb9 16 November 2012
PCC: Turnout in Northumbria Police area was 16.8%
15% turn out in #PCC elections for Cleveland area #tside #mediateesside— @real_joe_hudson 16 November 2012
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Awaiting #PCC result for my native Sussex. Turnout may be low but we have to engage and promote better ways to reduce crime— @NewBridgeCEO 16 November 2012
BBC describe a polling station in Port Talbot area that reported #PCC turnout at 0%! Not a single vote in 15 hours. Very concerning.— @StephenWNatCen 16 November 2012
FOUR men have been arrested for firearms offences following a police chase through County Durham last night.
#PCC Elections have been a complete disaster. Isn't it time we considered modernizing the way we vote, perhaps via the internet?— @RyanHopkins_ 16 November 2012
I'm told the postal vote turn out in the #Durham #Pcc election is 'quite low' and the declaration has been brought forward to 2pm.— @bbcdmacmillan 16 November 2012
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.
I think if the government had added a box that said "None of the above" a lot more people would have voted... #PCC— @Colsy28 16 November 2012
This government is a mass of hypocrites. So are they still going to try and tell Unions they need more than 50% to enable a strike? #PCC— @Maccadaynu 16 November 2012
Significant day in history of NYP looking forward to result at PCC count this afternoon in York and starting work with new Commissioner.— @CCNYP 16 November 2012