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Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election November 2021 results

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Results from the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner By-Election which took place on Thursday 25 November 2021 were as follows:

North Yorkshire Police Area - declaration of first preference count

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The number of first preference votes cast for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner By-Election on Thursday 25 November 2021 in the North Yorkshire Police Area, were:

Name of candidate First preference votes
Barham-Brown, Hannah Sarah - Women's Equality Party 8,837
Barker, James Richard Lake - Liberal Democrats 9,499
Metcalfe, Zoë - Conservative Party 34,385
Scott-Spivey, Emma Nicole - Labour Party 18,094
Tordoff, Keith Graham - Independent 14,988

Rejected ballot papers for the counting of votes:

  • Want of official mark: 4
  • Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote: 733
  • Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 56
  • Unmarked as to the first preference vote: 153
  • Void for Uncertainty: 219

Total Rejected: 1,165

Further information

  • Total number of ballot papers verified: 86,973
  • Electorate: 623,821
  • Turnout: 13.94%

North Yorkshire Police Area - declaration of second preference count

The number of second preference votes cast for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner By-Election on Thursday 25 November 2021 in the North Yorkshire Police Area, were:

Candidate Second preference votes
Metcalfe, Zoë - Conservative Party 7,375
Scott-Spivey, Emma Nicole - Labour Party 8,801

North Yorkshire Police Area PFCC by-election results

Janet Waggott, Police Area Returning Officer, declared the total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates is as follows:

Candidate First preference votes Second preference votes Total preference votes
Metcalfe, Zoë - Conservative Party 34,385 7,375 41,760
Scott-Spivey, Emma Nicole - Labour Party 18,094 8,801 26,895

Declaration of the York count

  • York Electorate: 144,352
  • York Turnout: 12.74%

The number of first preference votes cast for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner By-Election on Thursday 25 November 2021 in the North Yorkshire Police Area, were:

Name of candidate First preference votes
Barham-Brown, Hannah Sarah - Women's Equality Party 2,372
Barker, James Richard Lake - Liberal Democrats 2,796
Metcalfe, Zoë - Conservative Party 4,364
Scott-Spivey, Emma Nicole - Labour Party 6,030
Tordoff, Keith Graham - Independent 2,564

Rejected ballot papers for the counting of first preference votes:

  • Want of official mark: 1
  • Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote: 150
  • Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 8
  • Unmarked as to the first preference vote: 22
  • Void for Uncertainty: 81

Total rejected: 262

Ian Floyd, Police Area Returning Officer, declared the total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates is as follows:

Candidate First preference votes Second preference votes Total preference votes
Metcalfe, Zoë - Conservative Party 4,364 1,215 5,579
Scott-Spivey, Emma Nicole - Labour Party 6,030 2,826 8,856

Rejected ballot papers for the counting of second preference votes:

  • Want of official mark: 0
  • Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote: 2
  • Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 0
  • Unmarked as to the first preference vote: 699
  • Void for Uncertainty:1

Total rejected: 702


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