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Police Commissioner Referendum

Declaration of count totals

A referendum on an increase in the Police's share of Council Tax, proposed by Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

As the Counting Officer appointed for the Voting Area of Bedford Borough Council at the referendum held on 7 May 2015 under the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, I hereby give notice that I have certified the following to the Chief Counting Officer: 

The total number of ballot papers counted was

81,842

The number of votes cast in favour of YES was

28,311

The number of votes cast in favour of NO was

52,399

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

a

No official mark

50

b

Voting for both answers to the question asked

29

c

Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified

2

d

Unmarked or void for uncertainty

1,051

Total rejected

1,132

Electorate: 124,833                                       

Ballot Papers Issued: 81,842                                     

Turnout: 65.6%

Signed: P J Simpkins, Counting Officer                                                                       

Dated: 11 May 2015  

Total Referendum Results for Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Borough

Total number of ballot papers counted in areas of Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council

301,799

Total number of votes cast in favour of ‘Yes’ answer

91,086

Total number of votes cast in favour of ‘No’ answer

207,551