Independent wins police vote

By Ross Findon

Friday, November 16, 2012


Independent wins police vote

Simon Hayes.

INDEPENDENT candidate Simon Hayes has become the first Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Commissioner today (Friday).

A former police authority chairman and the chairman of the Crimestoppers for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, he was elected this afternoon, following yesterday's (Thursday) vote.

Mr Hayes defeated Conservative candidate Michael Mates after voters second choice preferences were taken into account.

Speaking after the result, the outgoing Hampshire and Isle of Wight Chief Constable Alex Marshall said: "On behalf of the force, I would like to congratulate Simon Hayes on his election to the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire.

"Hampshire is a successful forward-thinking force which has seen a significant reduction in crime levels across the two counties over the past five years.

"We look forward to working with Simon Hayes as the new commissioner to continue to build on this success and provide a policing service which meets the needs of our communities."

During his campaign Mr Hayes pledged: "That excellent work already being done across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is not lost through party political interference."

Turnout on the Isle of Wight was just 14.3 per cent, with 15,858 ballots from a potential 111,126 cast.

To see how the Island voted, click here.



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by Neil Rogers

17th November 2012, at 11:52:26

Apologies : for the spelling error .. Bureaucratic " before all the Islands "scrabble " experts take a shot .

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by Neil Rogers

17th November 2012, at 11:49:21

Good Luck Mr Hayes, you are going to need it ...
prepare for all the buraucratic doors possible, to be shut in your face !!
this looks and smells like the goverments "trojan horse" to manipulate the Police Force into what goverment want's .. even though MP's have exemption from prosecution ...

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by kevin froment

17th November 2012, at 09:31:53

die hards, stuck in a rut and cant think for themselves, oh to be a tory

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by John Lovell

17th November 2012, at 09:19:06

That's amazing. How on earth can so many people support someone with such a chequered past?

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by Kevin Barclay-Jay

16th November 2012, at 23:44:42

3,593 Islanders voted for Mates...Thats Tories for you..A man under investigation for electoral fraud, associated with Nadir/Polypeck scandal who resigned over expences....Leopards and spots

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by Don Prescott

16th November 2012, at 17:17:52

Whad' I tell ya!
Another one to me.

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