Election 2016

Lincolnshire PCC 2016 election: Conservative Marc Jones elected as police and crime commissioner

Marc Jones
Image caption Marc Jones won the role with 48,033 votes after the second round of counts

Conservative Marc Jones has been elected as Lincolnshire's next police and crime commissioner.

Mr Jones was appointed after "second choice" votes were taken into consideration.

Neither him nor UKIP's candidate, Victoria Ayling, gained the required 50% of the vote to win outright in the first round of counts.

The ex-Deputy Leader of Lincoln Council said he was "very pleased" to have been elected.

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Lincolnshire: Second round votes
Candidate Party Number of votes
Victoria Ayling UKIP 37,420
Marc Jones Conservative 48,033

Mr Jones, who was elected after gaining 48,033 votes in the the second round, said his biggest challenge would be to fully understand the different aspects of the role.

He said: "There's certain information as a candidate you're not privy to, so it will be a huge learning curve to fully understand what needs to be done.

"With regard to funding, I've already had meetings with the Home Office and the Prime Minister to make sure I get a fair formula for Lincolnshire."

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Image caption Marc Jones and Victoria Ayling (centre) failed to poll the required 50% of the vote to win outright in the first round

Ms Ayling polled 37,420 in the second round of voting.

Turnout in the election was higher than that of 2012 when Alan Hardwick was voted in with the figure at 21.19%, compared to 15% four years ago.

Results after the first round of votes

Lincolnshire: First round votes
Candidate Party Number of votes
Victoria Ayling UKIP 28,583
Marc Jones Conservative 39,441
Lucinda Preston Labour 25,475
Daniel Simpson Lincolnshire Independent 18,497

Candidates are listed alphabetically by surname. BBC News App users: tap here to see the candidates.

More information is available on the Choose my PCC website.

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