Surrey police election results

Independent Kevin Hurley has been elected police and crime commissioner for Surrey.

SURREY: Kevin Hurley (Independent) elected

Turnout does not include spoilt ballots

Turnout: 131,632 (15.4%)

Second round

Candidate

Party

Final total

%

Status

Kevin Hurley

Independent

52,793

53.9

Elected

Julie Iles

Conservative

45,068

46.1

First round

Candidate

Party

1st pref

%

2nd pref

Julie Iles

Conservative

34,391

26.1

10,677

Kevin Hurley

Independent

34,378

26.1

18,415

Peter Williams

Independent

26,292

20.0

Robert Evans

Labour

17,384

13.2

Robert Shatwell

UKIP

10,684

8.1

Nick O'Shea

Liberal Democrat

8,503

6.5

Find out more about each of the candidates below.

ROBERT EVANS - Labour

Robert Evans Mr Evans is a former primary school teacher

Robert Evans, who is standing as the Labour candidate, was the first MEP for London North West, specialising during his time in the European Parliament on European crime prevention.

He is a former primary school teacher who now works as a freelance consultant and public-relations executive and is the chairman of Runnymede and Weybridge Labour Party.

Mr Evans is campaigning to resist funding cuts and "privatisation" plans and said he would "reverse" cuts in support for domestic abuse and freeze further police station closures, pledging there would be no "soft touch" policing on his watch.

Robert Evans's election statement

KEVIN HURLEY - Independent

Kevin Hurley Mr Hurley's parents both served in the force

Kevin Hurley, a former borough and public-order commander with the Met, is standing as a candidate for the "zero tolerance policing ex chief" party.

He comes from a family with strong police links - his parents served in the force as does his son - and has experience of dealing with police balance sheets as well as being a chief constable in Iraq.

The former detective chief superintendent describes his police methods as "no nonsense" and said he wanted police chiefs to be leaders, not bureaucratic managers, and he was a strong believer in zero-tolerance policing.

Kevin Hurley's election statement

JULIE ILES - Conservative

Julie Iles Ms Iles has been a magistrate for 10 years

Julie Iles, was selected from an initial shortlist of six candidates by the Conservative Party in Surrey.

She has been a magistrate for 10 years and chairman of the South East Surrey Youth Panel, serving on the youth justice advisory committee. She worked in information technology for 20 years, advising business executives.

Mrs Iles says she wants to correct the disparity between Surrey's low crime rate and poor detection rate, ensuring police are "visible" and available to the public, and to work with other agencies to target anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related crime.

Julie Iles's election statement

NICK O'SHEA - Liberal Democrat

Nick O'Shea Mr O'Shea's father and grandfather were both in the Surrey force

Nick O'Shea is a businessman and former Mole Valley district councillor, with strong police connections, who has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate.

His father and grandfather were both in the Surrey force and another family member is currently a serving officer.

Mr O'Shea is a director of a number of businesses and a chartered management accountant. He said he wanted to put the focus on victims and witnesses of crime - improving support to encourage more offences to be reported.

Nick O'Shea's election statement

ROBERT SHATWELL - UKIP

Robert Shatwell Mr Shatwell was a Surrey police officer for 18 years

Former Surrey police officer Robert Shatwell is UKIP's candidate. He said he understood the workings of Surrey Police and the problems it faced because he was part of the force for 18 years.

Mr Shatwell wants to re-establish the beat officer system and continue UKIP's policy of "zero tolerance" on crime. He said prison sentences were far too lenient and there was no deterrent being used to reduce the number and severity of crimes.

UKIP leader and South East of England MEP Nigel Farage said he was delighted that the party had a candidate with such experience running for the position.

Robert Shatwell's election statement

PETER WILLIAMS - Independent

Peter Williams Mr Williams has worked in the criminal-justice system for more than 20 years

The current chairman of Surrey Police Authority, Peter Williams, has been an independent member of the organisation he hopes to replace for nine years.

He has worked in the criminal-justice system for more than 20 years and has been a magistrate for 17. He said that as a chief executive he has experience of handling large budgets.

Mr Williams wants to build on the county's recent reputation for high public satisfaction by continuing to consult residents on policing and said his priorities would include tackling anti-social behaviour, collaboration with neighbouring forces and holding the chief constable to account.

Peter Williams's election statement

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