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Conservative candidate wins Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner role




Conservative candidate Rupert Matthews has been elected as the new Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner.

Mr Matthews won after the second preference votes had to be counted when no-one achieved 50 per cent or more.

He takes over from Lord Willy Bach, who represented the Labour Party.

Rupert Matthews. Photo: North West Leicestershire District Council
Rupert Matthews. Photo: North West Leicestershire District Council

The results of the second preference votes were:

Rupert Matthews (Con) 135,566

Ross Willmott (Lab) 102,211

The first preference votes were:

Rupert Matthews (Con) 121,252 (49.27 per cent)

James Moore (Lib Dem) 42951 (17.45 per cent)

Ross Willmott (Lab) 81898 (33.28 per cent)

This is the total from all nine counts, including Rutland. North West Leicestershire District Council was responsible for declaring the result.

Also: Lincolnshire police result



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