The results of Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election have now been counted and the results published. Festus Akinbusoye has been elected to the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for the county.
Akinbusoye, Festus Conservative Party 51,700
Hamill, Patrick Independent 8,279
Michael, David Labour Party 42,708
Parmar, Jas Liberal Democrat 15,983
Vitiello, Antonio Daniel English Democrats 3,387
In the second round Mr Akinbuyose secured 8,093 second preference votes for a total of 59793.
Mr Michael secured 8,107 second preference votes for a total of 50,815.
The overall turnout was 24.9 per cent.
The total number of votes cast in Bedfordshire was 123,777
Running the PCC election in Bedfordshire was a joint enterprise between Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Luton Council. Election teams from each authority combined to provide a coordinated approach to running the election.
In Bedford Borough, the breakdown of the first preference votes is:
Festus Akinbusoye (Con) - 12,250
Patrick Hamill (Ind) - 1,808
David Michael (Lab) - 10,825
Jas Parmar (Lib Dem) - 8,084
Antonio Vitiello (Eng Dem) - 919
In Bedford Borough, in the second round:
Festus Akinbusoye (Con) secured 3,227 of the second preference votes for a total of 15,477
David Michael (Lab) secured 3,293 of the second preference votes for a total of 14,118