Conservative Jason Ablewhite voted in as Cambridgeshire police and crime commissioner

PUBLISHED: 18:21 06 May 2016 | UPDATED: 18:21 06 May 2016

It's a thumbs up: Jason Ablewhite, the new police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

It's a thumbs up: Jason Ablewhite, the new police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

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Jason Ablewhite has been elected as the police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

The Conservative, currently the leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, emerged victorious after two rounds of voting – with a 9,371-vote majority over his nearest challenger after second preference votes were taken into account.

Labour’s Dave Baigent contested the second round of voting against Mr Ablewhite after polling 54,426 votes in the first round.

And, although he picked up more second preference votes, it wasn’t enough to close the gap on Mr Ablewhite.

UKIP’s Nick Clarke (29,968) and Liberal Democrat Rupert Moss-Eccardt (27,884) were both eliminated after the first round of voting.

Mr Ablewhite will follow in the footsteps of Sir Graham Bright, Cambridgeshire’s first ever police and crime commissioner, who decided not to stand for a second term.

First preference votes:

Jason Ablewhite (Con) 63,614

Dave Baigent (Lab) 54,426

Nick Clarke (UKIP) 29,968

Rupert Moss-Eccardt (Lib Dem) 27,884

Second preference votes:

Jason Ablewhite (Con) 17,967

Dave Baigent (Lab) 18,054

Totals:

Jason Ablewhite (Con) 81,851

Dave Baigent (Lab) 72,480

Turnout:

South Cambridgeshire: 34.34 per cent

Cambridge City: 39.4 per cent

East Cambridgeshire: 18.14 per cent

Fenland: 18.23 per cent

Huntingdonshire: 29.35 per cent

Peterborough: 35.70 per cent

Overall: 30.56 per cent

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