Ron Ball, Warwickshire's first police and crime commissioner (PCC)
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Warwickshire PCC election: Independent Ron Ball wins

Independent Ron Ball has won the election to be Warwickshire's first police and crime commissioner (PCC).

After the second round of counting, Mr Ball gained 33,231 votes, compared with 25,200 for Labour's James Plaskitt.

With a £65,000 salary, the PCC will work with the chief constable to set priorities and allocate the budget.

Mr Ball will be responsible for holding the force to account and is due to take over from the police authority on 22 November.

  • 16 Nov 2012