Elections for the Police and Crime Commissioners took place across England (except London) and Wales on 15 November 2012.
Arun residents were able to vote for the first ever Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner along with more than a million registered electors across Sussex who were able to vote in this election, including British, EU and Commonwealth citizens.
The result of yesterday's Police and Crime Commissioner election in Sussex is posted below.
Update at 17.42 on 16/11/2012
Katy Elizabeth Bourne, The Conservative Party Candidate, ELECTED as Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner with 80,082 votes (across Sussex)
Update at 16:10 on 16/11/12
The result from the second count in the Arun district is as follows:
Katy Bourne - 1,978
Godfrey Daniel - 1,077
Update at 14:22 on 16/11/12
First preference votes for Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner in the Arun district have been counted. Second count is now underway. First count results are as follows:
Tony Armstrong - 3,536
Katy Bourne - 5,358
Ian Chisnall - 3,688
Godfrey Daniel - 2,355
David Rogers - 1,390
Update at 13:55 on 16/11/2012
502 spoilt ballots counted in the Arun district, approximately 2.9% of total votes cast.
Update at 11:00 on 16/11/2012
The count is underway in the Arun district. Overall voter turnout was 14.84%. 16,829 votes were cast. The total electorate was 113,392.
The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner will replace the Sussex Police Authority. This individual elected will be responsible for overseeing the Chief Constable, and holding the police force to account.
The PCC's responsibilities will include:
- appointing the chief constable and holding them to account,
- setting the police objectives and priorities in conjunction with the chief constable,
- setting the force budgets and the police precept for council tax,
- and working with partners to fund community safety activity to tackle crime and disorder.
The election in Sussex will be led and co-ordinated by the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO). The PARO for Sussex, appointed by the Secretary of State, is Lee Harris, Chief Executive of Crawley Borough Council.
List of candidates
The candidates in the running for the Sussex Police and Crime Comissioner are:
Tony Armstrong - UKIP
Katy Elizabeth Bourne - The Conservative Party Candidate
Ian Chisnall - Independent
Godfrey Daniel - Labour Party Candidate
David Rogers - Liberal Democrat
Information about all the candidates and what they are standing for is available at www.choosemypcc.org.uk You can also use the choose my pcc website to order printed information about candidates or by calling (0800) 1070708
Key dates in the election timetable
The timetable for these elections starts on 8 October 2012 when the Notice of Election is published. The nomination period for candidates runs from 12 to 19 October 2012 and you can find out more about the process by following the link under ‘more information’ below.
If you are not already registered in the Arun area, then applications to register to vote or to vote by post or proxy should be sent to Nigel Lynn, Electoral Registration Officer at Arun District Council, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF based on the deadlines set out below:
Deadline for receipt
|New applications to register to vote||
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
|New applications to vote by post or to cancel or amend an existing postal/proxy vote||
5pm on Wednesday, 31 October 2012
|New applications to vote by proxy||
5pm on Wednesday, 7 November 2012
|Applications for an emergency proxy vote||5pm on Thursday, 15 November 2012|
For more information, or to request an application, please contact Electoral Services by email at: email@example.com or by telephone on 01903 737615.
Polling station update at 15:52 on 15/11/2012: The PCC polling station at Arundel Lido has been open for voters to use all day and remains open to voters this afternoon. Fire crews were called in briefly to pump out water from the adjacent car park at high tide. Voters were still able to access the polling station on foot.
I'm a candidate - Find out more information about how to stand in this election
Voting Explained - Find out about the voting process
Electoral Commission's Handbook - Find out more about the elections and how to fill in your ballot paper
The Home Office has a dedicated website devoted to the introduction of the Police and Crime Commissioners, including information for prospective candidates
The Electoral Commission is producing information for voters and prospective candidates
The Sussex Police Authority has also launched a website which includes more information about the roles and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Police and Crime Panel
West Sussex County Council will be hosting the Police and Crime Panel. Its website has information about how the panel works and details of its members and meetings
- www.saferarun.co.uk provides further information about crime and communiy safety in the district.
Latest PCC news
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