Election 2016

Katy Bourne wins second term as Sussex PCC

Results being declared
Image caption Katy Bourne was re-elected after the vote went to a second count

Conservative Katy Bourne has been re-elected police and crime commissioner for Sussex.

Ms Bourne, who became Sussex's first PCC in 2012, was declared winner after the vote went to a second count.

Three candidates were eliminated in the first count, leaving only Ms Bourne and Labour's Michael Jones.

In the first count, Ms Bourne had 114,570 votes and Mr Jones had 61,017. The second count brought their totals to 139,335 and 86,392 respectively.

She said: "I'm absolutely honoured and very privileged to be elected."

She said she needed to "find extra savings because budgets are still reducing" and "to invest in frontline policing because I know that is really important to people in Sussex".

What does a PCC do?

  • They set out policing priorities
  • They have the power to appoint and fire the chief constable
  • They hold forces to account but crucially don't run them

Voter turnout was 22.5% compared with 15.3% in 2012.

The three eliminated in the first count were Green Party candidate James Doyle, UKIP's Patrick Lowe and James Walsh from the Liberal Democrats.

Results listed alphabetically by surname are as follows. BBC News App users: tap here to see the results.

Sussex PCC election: First Count
Candidate Party Result
Katy Bourne Conservative 114,570
James Doyle Green Party 26,038
Michael Jones Labour 61,017
Patrick Lowe UKIP 43,075
James Walsh Liberal Democrat 29,550
Sussex PCC election: Second Count
Candidate Party Result Total for both counts
Katy Bourne Conservative 24,765 139,335
Michael Jones Labour 25,375 86,392

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