MATTHEW GROVE, is the new Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.
On the first preference votes Mathew Grove had only 29,440, to John Prescott’s 33,282.
But when second preference votes came into play, Mathew Grove gained 12,724 votes to John Prescott’s 6,651.
Total votes cast:
- Matthew Grove – 42,164
- John Prescott – 39,933
Mr Grove will now begin his term of office on Thursday 22nd November 2012.
He will be responsible for the Humberside Police force’s £180m budget, setting its priorities, appointing its new Chief Constable and ensuring that the Police force is accountable to the public.
AN ELECTION is taking place on Thursday 15th November 2012 to elect Humberside’s first Police and Crime Commissioner.
What is a Police and Crime Commissioner?
The Humberside PCC will be elected by the public to hold the chief constable and the police force as a whole to account on behalf of local residents. His/her primary aim will be to play a leading role, and work with others, in cutting crime and delivering an effective and efficient police service within the Humberside police force area.
The PCC will not be expected to run the police, rather the role is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account.
Who are the candidates?
The following candidates are standing for election:
- Godfrey Bloom, UKIP
- Simone Butterworth, Liberal-Democrat
- Paul Davison, Independent
- Neil Eyre, Independent
- Matthew Grove, Conservative
- John Prescott, Labour
- Walter Sweeney, Independent
Election News – mostly as it affects Holderness:
- Matthew Grove is the FIRST Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner – Thursday 15th November
- CRIMINALS will hope that you DON’T vote today! – November 15th
- IT’S ELECTION DAY! Find your nearest polling station – November 15th
- Neil Eyre cancels Hedon Meeting – Nov 6th
- ‘Normal guy’ Neil Eyre says why he is visiting Hedon – Nov 3rd
- Meet Neil Eyre, candidate, 6th November in Hedon – Oct 26th
- John Prescott: “Government 20% cuts threaten Humberside police officer jobs” – Oct 24th
- Through Your Door: Booklets by Electoral Commission – Oct 23rd
- Nominations Close – Oct 19th
- Walter Sweeney: “PCC should be independent of police and politics”
- Paul Davison – “Putting you – the public – first every time!” – Oct 2nd
- Neil Eyre says he is “sick of politicians and their political babble” – Sept 29th
- Challenge the notion of ‘hate crime’ says Godfrey Bloom – Sept 28th
- “I’d cut my own salary!” pledges Simone Butterworth – Sept 27th
- “No hiding place for criminals” says Matthew Grove – Sept 27th
- Controversy as Paul Davison speaks at Hedon Town Council – Sept 14th
- Make Sure YOU can vote in the PCC Elections! – July 24th
- Matthew Grove, Mid-Holderness Ward Councillor selected as Conservative PCC candidate – July 7th