PCC Elections

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
The turnout in the East Riding was one of the highest in the country at 23.19% but only 19.48% across the whole of the Humberside area.

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.

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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:

Election News – mostly as it affects Holderness: