West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Election Result 2016

Mark Burns-Williamson has been re-elected as West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

The total West Yorkshire turnout was 34.77%.

Mr Burns-Williamson was one of five candidates standing for election in the West Yorkshire Police area. He took an oath of impartiality after the results were announced in Wakefield, by the West Yorkshire Police Area Returning Officer, Joanne Roney OBE.

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner was sworn in by Ms Roney, who is also Chief Executive of Wakefield Council. 

Mark Burns-Williamson won the election with 35,543 votes on a second count, as no single candidate took more than 50% of the votes in the first stage count. Second was Allan Doherty with 30,790 votes.

The election was carried out using the supplementary voting system. Mark Burns-Williamson and Allan Doherty - the two candidates with the most first choice votes - went through to a second round.  

Peter Corkindale, Barry Golton and Therese Hirst were eliminated but their second choice votes for either of the top two candidates were added to the totals for those two candidates from the first round. 

The candidate with the highest combined total of first and second choice votes was elected.

More information about the West Yorshire Police and Crime Commissioner can be found at www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk