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Police Commissioner election results
12:19pm Friday 16th November 2012 in News
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- Votes are being counted today in the PCC election.
- Follow the results live as they come in.
Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner is Clive Grunshaw (Labour)
The second choice vote will be between Clive Grunshaw and Tim Ashton
After first round of count, no candidate received 50% of the vote so we go to the second stage...counting to commence in all districts now.
Short break in proceedings at King George's Hall.
A reminder that turnout in Lancs was 15.5%
Preston: Clive Grunshaw wins for Labour
Pendle: Afzal Anwar wins for vote for Liberal Democrats
South Ribble: Tim Ashton wins for Conservatives
Wyre: Tim Ashton is winner for Conservatives
Chorley: Clive Grunshaw wins vote for Labour
Blackpool: Clive Grunshaw for Labour gets the vote
Blackburn MP Jack Straw has blamed the timing of the election for the low turnout.
Speaking at the PCC count in Lancashire, he said: "The turnouts are lamentable but that is the fault of the Government for constructing them in this system in the first place."
"It was almost as if the Conservatives were embarrassed by the idea of having these polls. Well, some may say they have got what they wished for. It is no good saying we have got the idea established. This is a very poor start for these police commissioners, whichever party they come from.
"It was crazy to voluntarily choose mid-November for the election. It is cold, it is dark, the clocks have gone back. I was going around on a loudspeaker late yesterday afternoon - I have done this for 40 years - but in the end I gave up."
Tim Ashton is the winner for the Conservatives in Fylde.
Labour's Clive Grunshaw wins Hyndburn.
Clive Grunshaw wins vote for Labour in West Lancashire.
Clive Grunshaw (Labour) wins vote in Rossendale.
Clive Grunshaw (Lab) wins vote in Blackburn.
Tim Ashton (Conservative) wins in Ribble Valley.
Clive Grunshaw (Labour) wins in Burnley.
Candidates hoping to become the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire are Labour’s Clive Grunshaw, Tory Tim Ashton, Lib Dem Afzal Anwar and UKIP’s Robert Drobny.
Overall turnout for Lancashire was 15.5 per cent.