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Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election results

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners (PFCC) are elected to make sure that local police meet the needs of the community.

Harlow is represented by the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

PFCCs are elected every 4 years. 

Results

The last PFCC election for Essex took place on 4 May 2016.

Roger Hirst was officially sworn in as the new Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex on 6 May 2016.

First preference results

Table
First preference police and crime commissioner results
Candidate Party Votes
Roger Hirst Conservative 5,685
Kevin Michael Peter McNamara Liberal Democrat 870
Bob Spink UKIP 3,671
Martin William Terry Zero Tolerance Policing ex Chief 1,642
Chris Vince Labour 6,571

Number of ballot papers rejected:

  • No official mark: 0
  • Giving more than one candidate a first preference vote: 208
  • Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified: 2
  • Unmarked as to the first preference: 302
  • Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote: 62

Second preference results 

Table
Second preference police and crime commissioner results
Candidate Party Votes
Roger Hirst Conservative 1,268
Bob Spink UKIP 1,317

Second preference votes for other candidates: 4,345

Number of ballot papers rejected:

  • No official mark: 0
  • Giving more than one candidate a second preference vote: 5
  • Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified: 0
  • Unmarked as to the second preference: 1,147
  • Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote: 1,001