Wednesday, 19 December 2012

PCC Devon and Cornwall results. Humberside/Matthew Grove and Lord Prescott.

Tony Hogg
Devon and Cornwall Results 18.11.12
  • Tony Hogg, Conservative, is the new Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon and Cornwall with 64,419 votes
  • Independent Brian Greenslade came second, with 37,243 votes.
  • The turnout at polling stations in Devon and Cornwall was 14.7%.
Tony Hogg is looking for a Chief Constable, and the post is currently being advertised. He said

"The Chief Constable will be pivotal in ensuring that the strategic vision to tackle crime in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is carried out day-to-day. I believe that my role as Commissioner and that of the Chief Constable has to be to provide strong leadership and work as a team. That relationship is key to serving people in this area and we will only achieve our aims by working closely together"

Shaun Sawyer is Temporary Chief Constable meanwhile.
After spending an evening in a rough area of Plymouth, Union Street,  Mr Hogg also has aims to tackle alcohol misuse.

Humberside Results

  • Lord Prescott, Labour, lost to Conservative Matthew Grove in the second round, but put up a good fight.
  • Mr Grove had 42,164 votes and Lord Prescott 39,933.
  • In the first round Prescott had 33,282 votes and Grove 29,440.
  • Turnout for the election was 19.15%, which was more than average.

  • Police and Crime Commissioners will oversee  crime  in their area and  make sure the police provide a good service.

    The Police and Crime Commissioner role includes:
    ■meeting the public regularly to listen to their views on policing
    ■producing a police and crime plan setting out local policing priorities
    ■deciding how the budget will be spent
    ■appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them if needed.