Conservative Jason Ablewhite voted in as Cambridgeshire police and crime commissioner
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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.
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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:
- 1 Dozens die after catching COVID-19 in our hospitals
- 2 'We were lied to' - Residents' dismay as development prompts privacy concerns
- 3 5 haunted locations that will give you a Halloween fright
- 4 No Time To Die is 'a bloated but entertaining slice of spy action'
- 5 Signs on A505 to discourage littering after stretch becomes 'eyesore'
- 6 Tributes paid to 'greatly respected' coach operator
- 7 Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly star in 'a theatrical gem' at Cambridge Arts Theatre
- 8 Riverdance's 25th anniversary show lifts the roof off Cambridge Corn Exchange
- 9 Mission Impossible and Top Gun star Tom Cruise spotted flying at Duxford
- 10 Family pay tribute to 'truly special individual' killed in A1307 crash
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
Jason Ablewhite (Con) 81,851
Dave Baigent (Lab) 72,480
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