North Yorkshire police and crime commissioner results
- 16 November 2012
- From the section York & North Yorkshire
Julia Mulligan from the Conservative party has been elected police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire.
Turnout does not include spoiled ballots
JULIA MULLIGAN - Conservative
Julia Mulligan is a former local councillor and school governor who describes herself as having "a business background", running her own marketing company.
She has pledged to set up an anti-social behaviour task force and tackle cross-border crime, stating that "a lot of crime comes to North Yorkshire from surrounding areas".
She also said she would announce plans to close Newby Wiske Hall, the force's Grade II listed headquarters, in a bid to cut costs.
RUTH POTTER - Labour
Ruth Potter is a York city councillor who was deputy leader of the Labour group from 2006 to 2010 and worked as operations manager with a York-based community transport organisation.
She has pledged to stick up for communities against the government's 20% cuts to police budgets "rather than being cheerleaders for these cuts".
She also "supports neighbourhood policing, with officers accessible to the public and embedded in communities" and backs "tough action to stop anti-social behaviour".