Election 2016

Tory Lorne Green ousts Stephen Bett as Norfolk PCC

Lorne Green
Image caption Conservative Lorne Green beat Labour's Dr Chris Jones by around 10,000 votes

Conservative Lorne Green is the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk.

Mr Green beat Labour's Dr Chris Jones by almost 10,000 votes.

The poll went to a second round of counting after none of the six candidates secured more than 50% of first-preference votes.

Mr Green, a Canadian-born former diplomat who has lived in Snettisham for three decades, won 60,061 votes compared to Dr Jones' 50,287.

The ousted Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, the independent Stephen Bett, said he was very disappointed to have lost out on the first round of the election but said competing with national party machines was always going to be a challenge.

He said: "I am sorry not to carry on but the new person taking over faces challenges in issues of mental health, rehabilitation of prisoners, internal discipline and further links with blue-light services."

Results of first round of votes

Norfolk Police
Candidate Party Number of votes
Stephen Bett Independent 25,527
Lorne Green Conservative 42,928
Jacqueline Howe Liberal Democrat 12,838
Chris Jones Labour 37,141
David Moreland UKIP 27,030
Martin Schmierer Green 9,187

Results after second round of votes

Party Number of votes
Chris Jones Labour 50,287
Lorne Green Conservative 60,061

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