Former Mayor secures PCC election win

FORMER Rotherham Mayor Shaun Wright has been elected as South Yorkshire's first ever Police and Crime Commissioner following elections yesterday.

 

Mr Wright, a councillor for Rotherham Borough Council's Rawmarsh Ward, received 51.35 per cent of first-preference votes and was elected at the first count.

 

He was followed by English Democrat candidate David Allen who had just over 15.56 per cent of the vote, Conservative Nigel Bonson with 14.51, UKIP candidate Jonathan Arnott with 11.54 and Liberal Democrat Robert Teal who attracted 7.04 per cent of the overall vote.

 

Just under 15 per cent of the borough's electorate turned out to vote yesterday and over 4,000 ballot papers were declared as spoiled.

 

Mr Wright is expected to assume his PCC role in around a week's time.