The results of the Police and Crime Commissioner elections are now in and we are delighted to say that we have gained the seat from Labour and returned Rupert Matthews as our new Police and Crime Commissioner.
The first preference votes for the Leicestershire PCC election were as follows:
- Rupert Matthews (Conservative) - 121,252 (49.27%)
- James Moore (Liberal Democrat) – 42,951 (17.45%)
- Ross Willmott (Labour) – 81,898 (33.28%)
Due to no candidate receiving more than 50% of the vote, second preference votes were then counted as James Moore (Liberal Democrat), was eliminated from the race.
The results after the second preference count are:
- Rupert Matthews (Conservative) - 135,566
- Ross Willmott (Labour) – 102,211
Rupert Matthews (Conservative) is duly elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire.
The overall turnout for the PCC election is 31.11%
A huge congratulations to Rupert on this significant win and thank you to all of our members, Councillors and volunteers who worked tirelessly on this campaign to return a Conservative PCC.