Result

Anthony John Marsden (Tony) Hogg has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the two candidates was:


CandidateFirst PreferencesSecond PreferencesTotal
Tony Hogg 55257 14162 69419
Brian Greenslade 24719 12524 37243

The results of the first count were :

CandidateDescriptionFirst Preferences
Brian Samuel Blake Liberal Democrat 23948
Graham David Calderwood Independent 8667
Brian Carol Greenslade Independent 24719
Anthony John Marsden (Tony ) Hogg The Conservative Party Candidate 55257
Ivan James Jordan Independent 12382
Thomas Macpherson Independent 4306
William Morris Independent 10586
John Noel Smith Independent 10171
Robert Lee Smith UK Independence Party 16433
Nichola Jane Williams Labour Party Candidate 24196
The number of ballot papers rejected at the first count was as follows: - -
Want of an official mark - 2
Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote - 2,108
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified - 97
Unmarked as to the first preference vote - 812
Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote - 3,320
Total rejected papers at the first count - 6,339
The total number of ballot papers verified was - 196,987
The turnout of the election is - 15.14 percent

As no candidate received more than 50 percent of the valid first preference votes the second preference votes for the candidates who were not eliminated from the contest were then counted

The remaining candidates were:

Brian Carol Greenslade
Anthony John Marsden Hogg


The results of the second round were

CandidateDescriptionFirst Preferences
Brian Carol Greenslade Independent 12,524
Anthony John Marsden (Tony ) Hogg The Conservative Party Candidate 14,162
The number of ballot papers rejected at the second count was as follows: - -
Want of an official mark - 0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote - 350
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified - 131
Unmarked as to the first preference vote - 15,970
Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote - 1,446
Total rejected papers at the second count - 17,897

The results of the second count were announced by Kevin Lavery, the Police Area Returning Officer for the Devon and Cornwall force area.

The votes were counted for all but the Isles of Scilly at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre in Pool, Redruth.  The votes for the Isles of Scilly were counted on St Mary's .

The Devon and Cornwall Force Area contains 12 local authorities - Cornwall Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council, Council of the Isles of Scilly, South Hams District Council, West Devon Borough Council, Torridge District Council, North Devon Council, Teignbridge District Council, East Devon District Council, Mid Devon District Council, Exeter City Council

Voting has been done under the Supplementary Vote system – the same system used in mayoral elections.   Under this system voters put a cross for their first choice candidate in the left hand column.  They can then put a cross for their second choice in the right hand column if they wish.  They do not have to include a second choice if they do not want to. As long as a cross is marked in the first choice column, then their vote will count.

View the result for the whole South West Region