Conservative Michael Mates ahead in first round of police commissioner votes

Daily Echo: Michael Mates Michael Mates

THE CONSERVATIVE candidate Michael Mates aand independent Alexander Hayes are ahead after the first round in the police commissioner election.

The pair have garnered more first preference votes than the remaining four candidates:

  1. Michael Mates: 24.8% 52,616
  2. Simon Hayes: 22.7% 47,632
  3. Jacqui Rayment 18.3% 38,813
  4. David Goodall 12.8% 27,197
  5. Don Gerrard: 11.5% 24,443
  6. Stephen West: 9.9% 21,185

 

Now the second preference votes will be tallied up to determine who will be Hampshire's first elected police commissioner.

The turnout across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight was 15 per cent. Of the 217,481 votes cast, 5,595 were rejected for a variety of reasons, leaving 211,886 valid votes.

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3:18pm Fri 16 Nov 12

sarfhamton says...

Sort out those eyebrows Mates
Sort out those eyebrows Mates sarfhamton

3:22pm Fri 16 Nov 12

cgfrost says...

Wonderful reporting there. His name is Simon Hayes, not Alexander Hayes and I wish him luck.
Wonderful reporting there. His name is Simon Hayes, not Alexander Hayes and I wish him luck. cgfrost

3:53pm Fri 16 Nov 12

cgfrost says...

Oh look, they corrected it. Thank you Daily Echo.
Oh look, they corrected it. Thank you Daily Echo. cgfrost

4:02pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Independent Thought says...

Hopefully there won't be that many second preference votes for the conservatives!

This would lead to the independent (who was a tory, left, rejoined and then didn't renew his membership) as the winner.

As I said in an earlier post, the word omnishambles seems to sum up this costly farce!
Hopefully there won't be that many second preference votes for the conservatives! This would lead to the independent (who was a tory, left, rejoined and then didn't renew his membership) as the winner. As I said in an earlier post, the word omnishambles seems to sum up this costly farce! Independent Thought

4:04pm Fri 16 Nov 12

sotonwinch09 says...

This guy doesn't even live in Hampshire. He has a flat in Winchester but actually resides in Sussex.
This guy doesn't even live in Hampshire. He has a flat in Winchester but actually resides in Sussex. sotonwinch09

4:05pm Fri 16 Nov 12

housewife says...

2.6% spoilt ballots
turnout 15%

No Union would be allowed to call a strike with those low numbers
so WHAT will give the winner the right to order us around?
2.6% spoilt ballots turnout 15% No Union would be allowed to call a strike with those low numbers so WHAT will give the winner the right to order us around? housewife

4:09pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Shoong says...

housewife wrote:
2.6% spoilt ballots
turnout 15%

No Union would be allowed to call a strike with those low numbers
so WHAT will give the winner the right to order us around?
Unless you are a member of the police force, which judging by the username you have chosen you aren't, then the police commissioner can't 'push you around'. Reel it in.
[quote][p][bold]housewife[/bold] wrote: 2.6% spoilt ballots turnout 15% No Union would be allowed to call a strike with those low numbers so WHAT will give the winner the right to order us around?[/p][/quote]Unless you are a member of the police force, which judging by the username you have chosen you aren't, then the police commissioner can't 'push you around'. Reel it in. Shoong

4:29pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Subject48 says...

but he can order the police to push me around if i decide to protest outside his office.
but he can order the police to push me around if i decide to protest outside his office. Subject48

4:53pm Fri 16 Nov 12

george h says...

Subject48 wrote:
but he can order the police to push me around if i decide to protest outside his office.
That's not true either.

His job description is set up by central government. He has no operational control of the police. Not even of the Chief Constable's pet ferret.

Protest all you like. Fat lot of good that'll do anyway. You obviously have to much time on your hands.
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: but he can order the police to push me around if i decide to protest outside his office.[/p][/quote]That's not true either. His job description is set up by central government. He has no operational control of the police. Not even of the Chief Constable's pet ferret. Protest all you like. Fat lot of good that'll do anyway. You obviously have to much time on your hands. george h

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