Conservative Roger Hirst wins Essex Police and Crime Commissioner election

An election count at Charter Hall, Colchester

An election count at Charter Hall, Colchester - Credit: Archant

Conservative Roger Hirst has been elected as the next Essex Police and Crime Commissioner. The first round of voting has been concluded for the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner, with the second round being a run-off between the Conservative and UKIP candidates.

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Mr Hirst won with 135,948 votes to UKIP candidate Bob Spink’s 103,792.

The first round of voting concluded for the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner, with the second round being a run-off between the Conservative and UKIP candidates.

Votes cast yesterday in the poll from around the county werecounted this afternoon at Charter Hall in Colchester.

In the first round Roger Hirst (Conservative) came out top, with UKIP rival Bob Spink in second place.

though Mr Hirst did not have 50 per cent of the vote share which would have seen him elected after round one.

Then the three other three candidates – Kevin McNamara (LD), Martin Terry (Ind) and Chris Vince (Lab) – hadtheir second preference votes re-allocated to elect the overall winner.