Election 2016

Labour candidate wins Cheshire PCC from Conservatives

David Keane
Image caption Labour's David Keane ousted the Conservative PCC John Dwyer

Labour's David Keane has ousted the Conservative candidate in Cheshire to become the new Police and Crime Commissioner.

Mr Keane was elected on a count of second preference votes and polled 84,601 votes when first and second preferences were added.

His Conservative rival John Dwyer, was the first Cheshire PCC elected in 2012, and polled 81,652 votes.

Overall turnout in the election was 23% and Mr Keane said he was "honoured".

He said he had pledged to "deliver real neighbourhood policing", to get officers "back on the streets fighting crime" and to "deliver a police service you can be proud of".

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Results after first count

Candidate Party
John Dwyer Conservative 69,322
David Keane Labour 72,947
Neil Lewis Liberal Democrat 18,530
Jonathan Starkey UKIP 21,991

More information is available on the Choose my PCC website.

Results after second count

Candidate Party
David Keane Labour 84,601
John Dwyer Conservative 81,652