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: Candidate First Preferences Second Preferences Total Tony Hogg 55257 14162 69419 Brian Greenslade 24719 12524 37243 The results of the first count were : Candidate Description First 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% As no candidate received more than 50% 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 GreensladeAnthony John Marsden Hogg The results of the second round were Candidate Description First 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.