Kent police and crime commissioner results

Independent Ann Barnes has been elected as Kent's first police and crime commissioner.

KENT: Ann Barnes (Independent) elected

Turnout does not include spoilt ballots

Turnout: 204,917 (16%)

Second round



Final total



Ann Barnes





Craig Mackinlay




First round



1st pref


2nd pref

Ann Barnes





Craig Mackinlay





Harriet Yeo




Piers Wauchope




Steve Uncles

English Democrats



Dai Liyanage




Find out more about each of these candidates below.

ANN BARNES - Independent

Ann Barnes Ann Barnes plans to resist further funding cuts and keep victims of crime better informed

Ann Barnes has chaired the Kent Police Authority for the past six years and is now bidding to become the person who replaces it.

The East Kent magistrate has also been deputy chairwoman of the National Association of Police Authorities and advised the home secretary on the appointment of senior officers.

She intends to resist further funding cuts; ensure victims of crime are kept better informed of the progress of investigations, create local police boards to give the public more of a say and appoint a young person to the role of youth commissioner for the county.

Ann Barnes's election statement

DAI LIYANAGE - Independent

Dai Liyanage Dai Liyanage would look at transferring some duties to civilians to get more officers on the beat

Former Medway mayor and Kent Police Authority member, Dai Liyanage MBE, is standing as an Independent candidate.

He is looking to improve liaison with schools and parents to target vandalism, to release more beat officers by transferring some duties to civilians and wants to attract better recruits by making shift patterns more attractive.

Mr Liyanage also wants to improve liaison and communication with other emergency services and with ethnic communities.

Dai Liyanage's election statement

CRAIG MACKINLAY - Conservative

Craig Mackinlay Craig Mackinlay wants a zero tolerance approach towards drugs and anti-social behaviour

Craig Mackinlay is a chartered accountant and tax adviser from Chatham.

The Conservative councillor has served on the Medway unitary authority for five years, is a trustee of four Kent charities, a member of the current Kent Police Authority and a magistrate on the North Kent bench.

He is pledging zero tolerance of drugs and anti-social behaviour, targeting dealers and providing help for addicts, and says he can safeguard police numbers, releasing more on to the streets through better budgeting and reducing bureaucracy.

Craig Mackinlay's election statement

STEVE UNCLES - English Democrats

Steve Uncles Steve Uncles wants the persistent pursuit of organised or career criminals

Steve Uncles, a health manager, is representing the English Democrats in Kent.

Mr Uncles, from Dartford, favours a return to "common sense" policing, with no "politically correct" prioritising.

Mr Uncles wants crime victims who may have committed crimes in defence of their property to be given the benefit of the doubt where appropriate and is pledging zero tolerance of drugs and persistent pursuit of organised or career criminals, together with less focus on motoring offences.

Steve Uncles's election statement


Piers Wauchope Piers Wauchope wants police to spend more time preventing and investigating real crimes

Criminal barrister Piers Wauchope is currently a UKIP councillor in Tunbridge Wells.

He was previously a councillor in the London Borough of Camden and believes his experience of dealing with 12 different police forces makes him the "best qualified" of all candidates.

Mr Wauchope said police needed to spend more time "preventing and investigating real crimes" and he believed this should be coupled with an "effective plan" to stop reoffending among young people.

Piers Wauchope's election statement


Harriet Yeo Harriet Yeo has pledged to focus on robbery, serious sexual offences and drugs

Labour's candidate is Ashford councillor Harriet Yeo.

She is leader of the Labour group in Ashford, president of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA), and vice-chairwoman of Labour's National Executive Committee.

Her pledges include focusing on robbery, serious sexual offences and drugs. She is also determined to ensure support for crime victims and to visit key areas of her patch at least twice a year.

Harriet Yeo's election statement

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