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Mayoral Election Results 2015

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MAYORAL ELECTION


STATEMENT AS TO FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES


Date of Election: 7 May 2015

The Returning Officer for the Mayoral Election held on 7 May 2015 in the Borough of Bedford, STATED that at the counting of the first preference votes, there were:-

 

First Preference Votes

Description

Results

 1   DOUGLAS, Tim

Labour Party 15931

 2   HAYNES, Adrian John

UK Independence Party (UKIP) 7060

 3   HODGSON, Dave

Liberal Democrat 25282

 4   LOWE, Steve

Independent 12883

 5   PARMAR, Jas

The Conservative Party 19417

 

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:-

Number

(A)     want of an official mark

0

(B)     voting for more than one candidate

0

(C)     writing or mark by which voter could be identified

0

(D)     being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty

1826

(E)     rejected in part

0

TOTAL REJECTED

1826

 

Electorate:       124833                 Ballot Papers Issued:     82399              Turnout: 66%

 

The Returning Officer declared that as no candidate has an overall majority of first preference votes the two highest scoring candidates, namely DAVE HODGSON and JAS PARMAR 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 DAVE HODGSON and JAS PARMAR will be allocated to those candidates.  (51(3)(b))

 


    STATEMENT AS TO FIRST AND SECOND PREFERENCE VOTES


Date of Election: 7 May 2015

The Returning Officer for the Mayoral Election held on 7 May 2015 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:

 

           
    Description 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))
3 HODGSON, Dave Liberal Democrat 25282 10020 35302 ELECTED
5 PARMAR, Jas The Conservative Party 19417 7096 26513

 

And he declared that the said DAVE HODGSON was duly elected Mayor for the Borough of Bedford.  (54(1))

 

Dated: 8 May 2015

Philip Simpkins

Returning Officer

 

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