Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2016
Roger Hirst (The Conservative Party Candidate) won as new Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex Police Area
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives across England and Wales who are responsible for ensuring that the police meet the needs of their local communities. The first PCCs were elected in 2012, replacing the now-abolished police authorities.
Results of the election
On Thursday 5 May 2016 Roger Hirst (The Conservative Party Candidate) was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex Police Area with a total of 135,948 votes.
The turnout across the Essex Police Area was 26.06%.
The election process
Adrian Pritchard, the Chief Executive at Colchester Borough Council acted as the Essex Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the PCC election on Thursday, 5 May 2016. He had overall responsibility for co-ordinating and running the election across the whole of the county, although local Returning Officers at District/Borough level had responsibility for overseeing arrangements in their areas.
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