Derbyshire police and crime commissioner results

Labour's Alan Charles has been chosen as Derbyshire's first police and crime commissioner.

DERBYSHIRE: Alan Charles (Labour) elected

TURNOUT DOES NOT INCLUDE SPOILED BALLOT PAPERS

Turnout: 112,908 (14.4)

Second round

Candidate

Party

Final total

%

Status

Alan Charles

Labour

57,248

61.1

Elected

Simon Spencer

Conservative

36,469

38.9

First round

Candidate

Party

1st pref

%

2nd pref

Alan Charles

Labour

50,028

44.3

7,220

Simon Spencer

Conservative

27,690

24.5

8,779

David Gale

UK Independence Party

18,097

16.0

Rod Hutton

Independent

17,093

15.1

Read more about these candidates below.

ALAN CHARLES - Labour

Alan Charles Alan Charles said private companies should not be involved in the running of police support services

Alan Charles is a Derbyshire councillor and vice chair of Derbyshire Police Authority who is an electrician by trade.

In 1988 he started a workers' co-operative in the energy management controls industry, but left in 1997 to concentrate on local politics.

Mr Charles has pledged to fight the budget cuts faced by Derbyshire Police and maintain community policing, saying he wants to keep "policing public" and is is opposed to private companies being involved in support services.

Alan Charles' election statement

DAVID GALE - UK Independence Party

David Gale Mr Gale received a commendation from Nottinghamshire Police for burglary detection

David Gale is a former police officer, who received a commendation from Nottinghamshire Police for burglary detection.

Mr Gale said, if elected, he would provide "50 new beat bobbies" for the county and believes the extra officers could be paid for by cutting back on administration costs and waste.

Mr Gale, from Derby, said: "The police are there to fight crime, particularly anti-social behaviour and gang-related crime, which impacts on communities."

David Gale's election statement

ROD HUTTON - Independent

Rod Hutton Mr Hutton said it was vital to listen to what people wanted from the police

Rod Hutton is a businessman and former special constable who served with the Metropolitan Police in London for 19 years.

Mr Hutton said, if elected, he would make sure the concerns of local people were heard and acted upon.

He said: "My experience working with the police service is important but listening to what communities are asking for is vital to the role."

Rod Hutton's election statement

SIMON SPENCER - Conservative

Simon Spencer Simon Spencer is deputy leader of Derbyshire County Council

Simon Spencer is a Derbyshire county councillor and deputy leader of the Conservative-run administration at County Hall.

A former firefighter, he has been involved in politics for 19 years and has twice stood as a Parliamentary candidate - in the county and in Derby city.

Mr Spencer said he intended to make the police force more accountable and to put the public at the heart of the criminal justice system.

Simon Spencer's election statement

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