ELECTION RESULTS 2012
The first election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire took place on Thursday November 15 2012 with polls open between 7am to 10pm. Future elections will be every four years and from 2016 onwards they will be held on the first Thursday in May at the same time as the local elections.
There were four official candidates in the Police & Crime Commissioner Elections for Lancashire Police Area. They were as follows:
- Afzal Anwar Liberal Democrat;
- Tim Ashton The Conservative Party Candidate;
- Rob Drobny UKIP;
- Clive Grunshaw Labour Party Candidate.
Voting was by the supplementary vote system. There were two stages to the supplementary vote process.
The first preference votes are counted. If a candidate receives more than 50% of these first preference votes then he or she is elected and a result is declared.
If no candidate receives more than 50% of the first preference votes then the two candidates with the highest number of votes go forward to stage 2.
The second preference votes are then checked for the eliminated candidate(s). Any second preference votes for the remaining two candidates are added to the votes they received in stage 1.
The candidate with the highest number of votes received after adding together the results from stages 1 and 2 is elected and a result is declared.
For more information on the supplementary voting system please see the Electoral Reform Society website.