Police and Crime Commissioner election

Police and Crime Commissioner election results 2016

David Keane was duly elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire.

Number of votes per candidate
Candidate NameNumber of votes: first round countNumber of votes: second round countTotal
John Vincent Dwyer (Con) 69322 12330 81652
David Keane (Lab) 72497  12104 84601

Results of the first round voting 2016

John Dwyer and David Keane will go forward into the second round of voting.

Results of the first round of voting
CandidatesTotal votes cast in Cheshire% of Votes cast in Cheshire
John Vincent Dwyer (Con) 69322  38.02%
David Keane (Lab) 72497  39.76%
Neil Christopher Lewis (LD) 18530  10.16%
Jonathan Charles Starkey (UKIP) 21991  12.06%
Election turnout
TurnoutCheshire EastCheshire WestHaltonWarringtonCheshire
Total number of ballot papers to be counted 57,696 52,579 24,925 51,653 186,853
Turnout % 21% 20% 26% 32% 23%

Police and Crime Commissioner 2016 notices and statements

More information about the PCC elections 2016 can be found at  choosemypcc.org.uk


Police and Crime Commissioner election results 2012

John Vincent Dwyer was duly elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire.

Number of votes per candidate
Candidate NameNumber of votes: first round countNumber of votes: second round countTotal
John Vincent Dwyer (Con) 40122 8469 48591
John Robert Stockton (Lab) 30974 6376 37350
  • Number of votes rejected at the first count was 2415
  • Number of votes rejected at the second count was 5047

Results of the first round voting 2012

John Dwyer and John Stockton will go forward into the second round of voting.

Results of the first round of voting
CandidatesTotal votes cast in Cheshire% of Votes cast in Cheshire
Ainsley Arnold (LD) 10653 10%
Louise Bours (UKIP) 8557 8%
John Vincent Dwyer (Con) 40122 37%
Sarah Catherine Flannery (Ind) 18596 17%
John Robert Stockton (Lab) 30974 28%
Election turnout
TurnoutCheshire EastCheshire WestHaltonWarringtonCheshire
Total number of ballot papers to be counted 47736 33537 9089 20973 111335
Turnout % 16.68% 13.2% 9.6% 13.33% 14.08%

John Vincent Dwyer will take up the post and start work on 22 November 2012.


The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner

A police and crime commissioner (PCC) is independent and will be elected to oversee how crime will be tackled in your police force area.

Their aim will be to cut crime and to ensure your police force is effective. They will bring more of a public voice to policing and they will do this by:

  • regularly engaging and meeting with the public to help set police and crime plans;
  • ensuring the police force budget is spent where it matters most; and
  • appointing the chief constable, and (if necessary) dismissing them if they have not performed well.

The PCC will not 'run' the police force. Chief constables will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the police force, but they will be accountable to the public via PCCs.  You can find out more from the Cheshire Police Authority.

A different system of voting

The elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner will use the supplementary voting system. This means that for this election you can vote for a first and second choice of who you want to win.

If one candidate gets more than 50% of first choice votes, they will win. If no candidate gets this majority, the two candidates with the most first choice votes will remain in the election and all other candidates are eliminated.

The second choice votes for the eliminated candidates are then counted – and any votes for the two remaining candidates are added to their first round totals. The candidate who then has the highest total of votes cast is declared the winner.