Independent Bill Longmore, West Mercia's first police and crime commissioner.
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West Mercia PCC election: Bill Longmore wins

Independent Bill Longmore has won the election for West Mercia's first police and crime commissioner (PCC).

After the second round of counting Mr Longmore gained a total of 71,955 votes, compared with 54,499 for Conservative Adrian Blackshaw.

Labour's Dr Simon Murphy was eliminated after the first round.

Mr Longmore is due to take over the post on 22 November and will be responsible for holding the force to account.

  • 16 Nov 2012