Election 2016

Matthew Ellis re-elected Staffordshire PCC

Matthew Ellis Image copyright PA
Image caption Matthew Ellis says he will concentrate on putting resources into frontline policing after being re-elected as Staffordshire's PCC

Matthew Ellis has been elected Staffordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner for a second term.

It was a close contest between the Conservative and Labour's George Adamson.

Mr Ellis polled exactly 75,000 votes following a second round of counting, with Mr Adamson, the leader of Cannock Chase Council, achieving 66,513.

Mr Ellis said he would put "all the resources into frontline policing we can."

Three other candidates were eliminated after the first round of counting; UKIP's Harold Gregory came third, with 27,550 votes, Independent Natalie Devaney polled fourth with 22,155 and the Green Party's Paul Woodhead was fifth with 6,527.

Turnout was up to 21.57%, up from 11% four years ago - then the lowest in the country.

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

Staffordshire Constabulary
Candidate Party Results
George Adamson Labour 66,513
Matthew Clyde Ellis Conservative 75,000

Results after the first round of votes

Staffordshire Constabulary
Candidate Party Results
George Adamson Labour 54,753
Natalie Elizabeth Devaney Independent 22,155
Matthew Clyde Ellis Conservative 63,123
Harold David Gregory UKIP 27,550
Paul Edward Woodhead Green Party 6,527

More information is available on the Choose my PCC website.

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