Alison Hernandez, the Conservative candidate for the post of Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, was elected yesterday as the second person to undertake the role, after outgoing PCC Tony Hogg retired after serving one term. Alison received won the seat with 91,036 votes with the Labour candidate coming second with 87,242 votes after both went through to a second round. Turnout was 22.8%, up from 15% in the last PCC election in 2012.
Alison said: "I'm just delighted that the people of Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have put their faith in me to get the best out of Devon & Cornwall Police and keep us all safe."
The full results were:-
Alison Hernandez, Conservative, 69,354
Gareth Derrick, Labour, 66,519
Jonathan Smith, UKIP, 49,659
Bob Spencer, Independent, 41,382
Richard Younger-Ross, Liberal Democrat, 35,154
William Morris, Independent, 22,395
To contact Alison within her PCC remit you can:-
Telephone: 01392 225555
Write to: Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Pynes Hill, Exeter, EX2 5WH
Photo: Alison out campaigning in Ashburton in April with Teignbridge Councillors Jeremy Christophers and Charlie Dennis