Result and Candidates

Candidates

Name Description of Candidate
BLAKE, Brian Samuel Liberal Democrats
DERRICK, Gareth Gwyn James Labour Party
HERNANDEZ, Alison The Conservative Party Candidate
JACKSON, Stuart Paul Green Party Candidate

First round count - Overall Devon and Cornwall Count

After the first round of counting, the total number of valid first preference votes cast for each of the candidates is as follows:

Name  Description of Candidate  Votes 
BLAKE, Brian Samuel  Liberal Democrats 88,318
DERRICK, Gareth Gwyn James  Labour Party 99,894
HERNANDEZ, Alison  The Conservative Party Candidate 247,173
JACKSON, Stuart Paul Green Party Candidate 59,242
The number of ballot papers rejected at the first count is as follows:
Want of an official mark 16
Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote 3,685
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 110
Unmarked as to the first preference vote 8,377
Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote 3,913
Total rejected papers at the first count 16,101
   
The total number of ballot papers verified is 510,381
The turnout of the election is 36.74%

As no candidate received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes every local Returning Officer will now count the second preference votes for the candidates who are not eliminated from the contest.

The remaining candidates are:

DERRICK, Gareth Gwyn James

HERNANDEZ, Alison


Second round and results - Overall Devon and Cornwall Count

The total number of valid second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates are shown below:

Name  Description of Candidate  Votes 
DERRICK, Gareth Gwyn James Labour Party 47,085
HERNANDEZ, Alison The Conservative Party Candidate 28,044
The number of ballot papers rejected at the second count is as follows:
Want of an official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote 335
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 1
Unmarked as to the second preference vote 12,189
Void for uncertainty as to the second preference vote 1,838
Total rejected papers at the second count 14,363

 

The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates is as follows:
Candidate First preferences Second preferences Total
DERRICK, Gareth Gwyn James 99,894 47,085 146,979
HERNANDEZ, Alison 247,173 28,044 275,217

I therefore give notice that HERNANDEZ, Alison Selina (The Conservative Party Candidate) is duly elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area.

John Street, Police Area Returning Officer

North Devon Totals

First round count - North Devon District

After the first round of counting, the total number of valid first preference votes cast for each of the candidates is as follows:

Name  Description of Candidate  Votes 
BLAKE, Brian Samuel  Liberal Democrats 6727
DERRICK, Gareth Gwyn James  Labour Party 3101
HERNANDEZ, Alison  The Conservative Party Candidate 14,273
JACKSON, Stuart Paul Green Party Candidate 3448
The number of ballot papers rejected at the first count is as follows:
Want of an official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote 253
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 2
Unmarked as to the first preference vote 169
Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote 573
Total rejected papers at the first count 997
   
The total number of ballot papers verified is 28,550

As no candidate received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes every local Returning Officer will now count the second preference votes for the candidates who are not eliminated from the contest.

The remaining candidates are:

DERRICK, Gareth Gwyn James

HERNANDEZ, Alison


Second round and results - North Devon District

The total number of valid second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates are shown below:

Name  Description of Candidate  Votes 
DERRICK, Gareth Gwyn James Labour Party 2670
HERNANDEZ, Alison The Conservative Party Candidate 2036
The number of ballot papers rejected at the second count is as follows:
Want of an official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote 1
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 0
Unmarked as to the second preference vote 1,526
Void for uncertainty as to the second preference vote 0
Total rejected papers at the second count 1,527

 

 


Postal Votes

Total votes sent out: 11933
Total votes returned: 8767
Total votes rejected: 344
Total overall votes returned: 73.47%
Total votes returned and included in the count: 70.59%