Election 2016

Conservative Peter McCall elected Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner

Peter McCall Image copyright Peter McCall

Conservative Peter McCall has been elected Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner.

He polled 41,345 votes after the second round of counting, ahead of Labour's Reg Watson, who totalled 30,437.

As Mr McCall had not secured more than 50% of the vote initially, a second count was required with second preference votes added.

He said he was "proud to serve his home county" and would avoid "Punch and Judy politics".

Liberal Democrat Loraine Birchall, Independent Mary Robinson and UKIP's Michael Pye were eliminated after the first count.

Candidates standing in Cumbria Constabulary are listed below.

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

Results after the second round of votes

Cumbria Constabulary
Candidate Party
Peter Joseph McCall Conservative 41,345
Reg Watson Labour 30,437

Results after the first round of votes

Cumbria Constabulary
Candidate Party
Loraine Birchall Liberal Democrat 16,053
Peter Joseph McCall Conservative 32,569
Michael Pye UKIP 9,370
Mary Robinson Independent 13,831
Reg Watson Labour 22,768

More information is available on the Choose my PCC website.

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