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Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner election 2012

Richard David Walton Rhodes (Conservative) was elected as the first elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria on Friday, 16 November 2012.

The verification turnout figure for the count was 16.38%.

First count result

Turnout: 16.38% Total number of verified ballot papers: 64,263 Electorate for Police Area: 392,285

Candidate Party Votes
JUPE, Pru Liberal Democrats 13,623
LEONARD, Patrick Labour Party Candidate 15,301
RHODES, Richard David Walton The Conservative Party Candidate 18,080
ROBINSON, Mary Independent 15,245

First count number of ballot papers rejected

Reason the ballot paper was rejected Number of ballot papers rejected
Want of an official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote 623
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 576
Unmarked as to the first preference vote 509
Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote 306
Total rejected papers at the first count 2,014

As no candidate received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes, the second preference votes were counted for the candidates who were not eliminated from the contest. 

The remaining candidates were LEONARD, Patrick (Labour Party Candidate) and RHODES, Richard David Walton (The Conservative Party Candidate).

First count analysis

Voting area JUPE, Pru LEONARD, Patrick RHODES, Richard David Walton ROBINSON, Mary Total valid first preferences Want of an official mark Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified Unmarked as to the first preference vote Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote Total rejected Total counted (Total valid and total rejected) Verification Variance
Allerdale 960 4,760 2,899 3,071 11,690 0 132 206 11 32 381 12,071 12,071 0
Barrow 407 1,733 1,242 963 4,345 0 48 56 6 10 120 4,465 4,465 0
Carlisle 989 3,517 4,251 3,380 12,137 0 101 3 251 137 492 12,629 12,630 -1
Copeland 633 2,934 2,243 1,877 7,687 0 65 0 7 78 150 7,837 7,837 0
Eden 1,523 869 2,140 2,646 7,178 0 81 4 207 2 294 7,472 7,472 0
South Lakeland 9,111 1,488 5,305 3,308 19,212 0 196 307 27 47 577 19,789 19,789 0
Total 13,623 15,301 18,080 15,245 62,249 0 623 576 509 306 2,014 64,263 64,264 -1

Percentage of valid first preferences

JUPE, Pru: 21.88%

LEONARD, Patrick: 24.58%

RHODES, Richard David Walton: 29.04%

ROBINSON, Mary: 24.49%

Second count result

Candidate Party Second preference votes
LEONARD, Patrick Labour Party Candidate 5,016
RHODES, Richard David Walton The Conservative Party Candidate 7,328

The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for each of the remaining candidates was as follows:

Candidate First preferences Second preference Total
LEONARD, Patrick 15,301 5,016 20,317
RHODES, Richard David Walton 18,080 7,328 25,408

Majority: 5,091

RHODES, Richard David Walton (The Conservative Party Candidate) was duly elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Cumbria police area.

Second round number of ballot papers rejected

Reason the ballot paper was rejected Number of ballot papers rejected
Want of an official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote 43
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 6
Unmarked as to the second preference vote 6,381
Void for uncertainty as to the second preference vote 95
Total rejected ballot papers at second count 6,525

Second count analysis

Voting area  LEONARD, Patrick  RHODES, Richard David Walton Other Total counted and not rejected Want of an official mark Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference bote Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified Unmarked as to the second preference vote Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote Total rejected Total counted and total rejected Total expected Variance
Allerdale 788 1,019 1,326 3,133 0 0 0 898 0 898 4,031 4,031 0
Barrow 301 313 408 1,022 0 37 0 310 0 347 1,369 1,370 -1
Carlisle 877 1,192 1,354 3,423 0 2 0 941 3 946 4,369 4,369 0
Copeland 484 667 920 2,071 0 1 0 437 1 439 2,510 2,510 0
Eden 570 1,160 1,420 3,150 0 0 0 1,019 0 1,019 4,169 4,169 0
South Lakeland 1,996 2,977 4,570 9,543 0 3 6 2,776 91 2,876 12,419 12,419 0
Total at second count 5,016 7,328 9,998 22,342 0 43 6 6,381 95 6,525 28,867 28,868 -1

Percentage vote at second count: 7.36%