Conservative Jason Ablewhite voted in as Cambridgeshire police and crime commissioner
PUBLISHED: 18:21 06 May 2016 | UPDATED: 18:21 06 May 2016
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
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