Thursday, September 28, 2023

Live Feed: Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Results

The results for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire are rolling in.

16:30 1st Count:
Labour – 66925
Conservative – 61741
Liberal Democrat – 19492
UKIP – 30381

This shows both an increase in turnout from the 2012 PCC election and also a huge increase for both Conservative and UKIP.  Numbers for the 1st Count in 2012 were Lab -50028, Conservative – 27690, UKIP – 18097, Ind -17093.

16:30 2nd Count Commences
17:45 Chesterfield
Labour – 1357
Conservative – 1421

16:46 Derbyshire Dales
Labour – 837
Conservative – 1421

16:56 High Peak
Labour – 690
Conservative – 968

16:57 South Derbyshire
Labour – 690

Conservative – 1111


16: 59 Amber Valley (This is us)
Labour – 1859
Conservative – 2317

17:02 Erewash
Labour -1054
Conservative -1358


17:03 NE Derbyshire

Labour – 980

Conservative – 1191


17:06 Bolsover

Labour -645

Conservative – 610


17:14 Derby City

Labour – 3586

Conservative – 5338


Final tally of the counts for the 1st and 2nd counts:
Labour – 78858

Conservative – 77245


Labour wins the Police and Crime Commissioner election and Hardyal Singh Dhindsa will become the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire.

Clare Washbrook

Current Editor-in-Chief News and magazine editor since 1995 Post-grads: Literature; Theatre; Journalism, Ethics & Law Community Affiliations: Belper Goes Green, Belper's WW1 Poppies, Amber Valley Solidarity No political party memberships/affiliations.

3 thoughts on “Live Feed: Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Results

  • Sandra Devine

    Congratulations to Mr. Dhindsa, what I write is not connected to him personally in anyway, but is my opinion about the role of Police and Crime Commissioners in general. It concerns me that the public accept the role of Police and Crime Commissioner as a beneficial one. It was created in 2012 by Theresa May, which should immediately ring alarm bells. Before the 2015 elections Yvette Cooper, Labour shadow Home Secretary, promised to scrap the role of PCCs if Labour won the next election. Whether this would have happened we will never know, but Labour are obviously still standing candidates for the position. The posts were supposed to increase accountability, but there has been controversy over how some PCCs have behaved in the past. If my findings are correct the present law does not allow even the Home Secretary to remove a PCC from office. Yeterdays PCC election will have cost in the region of £500 million pounds and some PCCs earn around £100,000 per annum. It would appear that several PCCs have been involved in expenses scandals or investigated over possible criminal offences, although none have been charged. I rest my case.

  • Clare Washbrook

    Hi Sandra, some of that context was in the article on the PCC election. The LibDem candidate wanted to abolish the position too – change from within. Would you like to write an opinion piece for us on the topic?

  • Sandra Devine

    I am not sure what I could add that would be valuable. Four years ago, in a different county, I was appalled to find a candidate for PCC attempting to win votes by targeting an ethnic minority group. This made me realise how open to misuse the role could be. I fully intended to spoil my ballot paper until I realised that the LibDem candidate wanted to approach the problem from within. The Green Party have a similar approach, so either choose not to stand a candidate in elections or, like the LibDems, hope to make change from within.

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