Labours Candidate Frontline firefighter Steven Howley battled it out to be the new police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire but was pipped to the post by conservative candidate Julia Mulligan. Labours Steven Howley was only 228 votes behind Conservatives Julia Mulligan in the Selby vote. However across North Yorkshire Howley received 44,759 whilst Mulligan received 65, 018
North Yorkshires results were one of the last to be announced across the country as the vote went to a second count.... As a total of 7,769 votes were rejected as the ballot could not be identified correctly and both labour and conservative candidates were neck and neck on second preference votes.
The local results for the Selby district are as follows
Julia Mulligan - 5150 Conservative
Stephen Howley - 4922 Labour
Mike Pannett - 2253 Independant
James Blanchard - 814 Liberal Democrats
Stephen Howley - 844
Julia Mulligan - 842
Final North Yorkshire results for the Police and Crime Commissioner are as follows.
Julia Mulligan (Con): 65,018
Stephen Howley (Lab): 44,759
First Preference Votes
Steven Howley - Labour - 34, 351 - Second Preference Votes - 10, 408
Julia Mulligan - Conservative - 53, 478 Second Preference Votes - 11, 940
7, 769 Rejected ballot papers.
North Yorkshire is now the only district to be run by a Conservative PPC, all other areas went to Labour.
Janet Waggott , Police Area Returning Officer for North Yorkshire Police Authority and Chief Executive of Ryedale District Council made the announcement today (Thursday, 6 May 2016) at the results centre in Malton.
Congratulations to Julia on her new appointment. Today, she joins 41 newly elected commissioners across the country, which form part of a central service within the Police workforce. I look forward to working with Julia, as part of our commitment to deliver the North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership, and also our partner commissioners to help them deliver their key priorities"
Congratulations to Julia Mulligan on her post..
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