Result

First round count

After the first round of counting, the total number of valid first preference votes cast for each of the candidates is as follows:

Name  Description of Candidate  Votes 
DERRICK Gareth Gwyn James  Labour Party Candidate  66,519
HERNANDEZ Alison Selina The Conservative Party Candidate 69,354 
MORRIS William Independent 22,395 
SMITH Jonathan Leslie UK Independence Party (UKIP) 49,659 
SPENCER Bob Independent 41,382 
YOUNGER-ROSS Richard Alan  Liberal Democrats 35,154 
The number of ballot papers rejected at the first count is as follows:
Want of an official mark 1
Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote 3,375
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 10
Unmarked as to the first preference vote 2,961
Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote 3,183
Total rejected papers at the first count 9,530
   
The total number of ballot papers verified is 294,120
The turnout of the election is 22.80 percent

As no candidate received more than 50 percent of the valid first preference votes every local Returning Officer will now count the second preference votes for the candidates who are not eliminated from the contest.

The remaining candidates are:

DERRICK Gareth Gwyn James 
HERNANDEZ Alison Selina


Second round and results

The total number of valid second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates are shown below:

Name  Description of Candidate  Votes 
DERRICK Gareth Gwyn James  Labour Party Candidate  20,723
HERNANDEZ Alison Selina The Conservative Party Candidate 21,682
The number of ballot papers rejected at the second count is as follows:
Want of an official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote 161
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 0
Unmarked as to the second preference vote 20,249
Void for uncertainty as to the second preference vote 816
Total rejected papers at the second count 21,326

 

The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates is as follows:
Candidate First preferences Second preferences Total
DERRICK Gareth Gwyn James 66,519 20,723 87,242
HERNANDEZ Alison Selina 69,354  21,682 91,036

I therefore give notice that: HERNANDEZ Alison Selina, The Conservative Party Candidate, is duly elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area.

John Street, Police Area Returning Officer