ELECTION RESULTS 2016

The second election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire took place on Thursday May 5, 2016, with polls open between 7am until 10pm. Elections are held every four years.

Candidates

There were four official candidates in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Lancashire. The results in each round of the election were as follows:

First round

James Barker – UKIP: 49,987

Clive Grunshaw – Labour: 132,261

Andy Pratt – Conservative : 96,746

Graham Roach – Liberal Democrats – 23,164

Spoilt Ballots – 9,697

 

Second round

Clive Grunshaw – Labour: 152,714

Andy Pratt – Conservative: 118,941

Turnout: 29%

A detailed breakdown of the election result is available here.

For more information about the election, visit the 2016 Lancashire PCC election website.

Voting

Voting was by the supplementary vote system. There were two stages to the supplementary vote process.

Stage 1

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.

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.