Election 2016

Tories keep PCC role in South West as Alison Hernandez wins

Alison Hernandez
Image caption Alison Hernandez said she wanted "to get the best" out of the police force

The Conservatives' Alison Hernandez has been elected as Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner.

She took the seat with 91,036 votes with her Labour rival Gareth Derrick on 87,242 votes after both went through to a second round.

There was a turnout of 22.8%, up from 15% in the election of November 2012.

The area's first police and crime commissioner, Conservative Tony Hogg, who was elected in 2012, confirmed last year he would stand for re-election.

Ms Hernandez said: "I'm just delighted that the people of Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have put their faith in me to get the best out of Devon & Cornwall Police and keep us all safe."

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Devon and Cornwall Constabulary - Results after the second round of votes
Candidate Party Votes
Alison Hernandez Conservative 21,682
Gareth Derrick Labour 20,723
Devon and Cornwall Constabulary - Results after the first round of votes
Candidate Party Votes
Alison Hernandez Conservative 69,354
Gareth Derrick Labour 66,519
Jonathan Smith UKIP 49,659
Bob Spencer Independent 41,382
Richard Younger-Ross Liberal Democrat 35,154
William Morris Independent 22,395

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