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Mayoral Results

Bedford Borough Council

Mayoral Election

Statement as to First Preference Votes

 

Date of Election: 5 May 2011

 

I, the Returning Officer for the Mayoral Election held on 5 May 2011 in the Borough of Bedford, STATE that at the counting of the first preference votes, there were:-

First Preference Votes

Results

 1          GUTHRIE, John

17,501

 2          HARE, Tony

3,133

 3          HARRIS, Michelle

11,197

 4          HODGSON, Dave

19,966

 5          PASZYNSKI, Greg

1,211

 

I, the Returning Officer declare that as no candidate has an overall majority of first preference votes the two highest scoring candidates, namely John Guthrie and Dave Hodgson will remain in the contest and the second preference votes cast on the other valid ballot papers will be examined.  Any second choice votes cast for Tony Hare, Michelle Harris or Greg Paszynski will be allocated to those candidates.  (51(3)(b)).

 

Rejected Ballots: 2385

 

Statement as to First and Second Preference Votes

Date of Election: 5 May 2011

     

I, the Returning Officer for the Mayoral Election held on 5 May 2011 in the Borough of Bedford, stated that after the count of second preference votes, the number of votes recorded for each remaining candidate was as follows:

 

 

 

First Preference

votes (53(2)(a))

Second Preference

votes for candidates

remaining after the

count of first

preference votes

(53(2)(b))

Total number of votes for Candidates

remaining after the

count of second

preference votes

(53(2)(c))

GUTHRIE

John

17,501

1,824

19,325

HODGSON

Dave

19,966

4,325

24,291

 

 

I declare that the said Dave Hodgson was duly elected Mayor for the Borough of Bedford.  (54(1))

 

Electorate: 117,883                                           Ballot Papers Issued: 55393                                                Turnout: 47%

 

Dated: 6 May 2011

P J Simpkins

Returning Officer