Marc Jones has been elected as Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, to serve a four year term.
In a four way contest against UKIP, Labour and Lincolnshire Independents party candidates, Marc emerged as the front-runner in the first round of voting - using the supplimentary voting system, which gives electors two votes, for a first and if desired second preference. He took 39,441 (35.22%) in the first stage of voting. As no candidate had recieved the necessary fifty percent to be elected the top two candidates (Marc Jones (Conservative) and Victoria Ayling (UKIP)) were carried forward for the run-off using second preferences. After second preference votes from Labour and Lincolnshire Independents party candidates were applied. Marc won convincingly with 56.2% of the vote with a majority of 10,613 (12.41%). The declaration of the result is available in the 'Attachments' section. Marc said:
“I am very proud, grateful and excited to have been elected. I will work hard for everyone across Lincolnshire and put into action my plan to reduce crime. I think we have run the best campaign we could have done, although a direct mailing from central government would have helped to reach more people. Nevertheless, I am proud of the volunteers who have helped me to deliver 300,000 pieces of literature by hand across the county. My first order of business is to meet with the the senior team and understand how we will be working together to deliver effective policing for Lincolnshire.”
The outgoing Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Alan Hardwick said:
“I want to warmly congratulate Marc. It’s a big job and I wish the new Commissioner the very best for the future. Lincolnshire Police is a force that, nationally and locally, punches well above its weight. I have no doubt that, with a strong and determined PCC to continue the campaign for fairer funding, the County will continue to be a safe place in which to live and work.”