Thames Valley PCC election goes to second round

Thames Valley PCC election goes to second round

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Steve Scott

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Thames Valley PCC election goes to second round

Two candidates will go head-to-head after none of the six standing in the Thames Valley police and crime commissioner election secured more than 50 per cent of the votes.

Anthony Stansfeld (Conservative) and Tim Starkey (Labour) secured the most first preference votes - with 76,011 for Stansfeld and 56,631 for Starkey - and will continue to a second round.

The second choice votes of everyone whose first choice has been eliminated will now be counted and any votes for the remaining candidates will be added to their first round totals, with counting finishing no later than 4pm today.

Voter turnout in Thames Valley was 13.3 per cent with 226,512 people going to the polls. For turnout figures for each local authority click here.

Total number of valid first preference votes cast for each candidate:

Patience Tayo Awe (Independent) - 14,878

Barry Cooper (UKIP) - 19,324

Geoff Howard (Independent) - 31,716

John Orrell Howson (Liberal Democrat) - 20,511

Anthony Stansfeld (Conservative Party) - 76,011

Tim Starkey (Labour Party) - 56,631

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