David Lloyd re-elected as PCC
The newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire has been announced as David Lloyd.

The turnout across Hertfordshire was 37.4 per cent. This compares with 29 per cent at the last PCC election in 2016.

The results were announced by Police Area Returning Officer, Broxbourne Borough Council's Chief Executive Jeff Stack, at the count at the Spotlight Theatre in Hoddesdon at 5.15pm.

The three candidates who contested the election were David Lloyd (The Conservative Party Candidate), Sam North (the Liberal Democrat Party) and Philip Ross (The Labour Party candidate).

Under the supplementary voting system, voters were asked to indicate both a first and second preference from the three candidates.

Mr Lloyd revived a total of 167,875 votes, up from 126,069 in 2016.

As no candidate received more than 50 per cent of the first preference votes, David Lloyd and Sam North progressed to the second round, as they had accrued the most first preference votes. The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for these candidates is shown below.

David Lloyd
1st  preference votes: 155,114
2nd  preference votes: 12,761
Total votes: 167,875

Sam North
1st preference votes 87,524
2nd preference votes 48,172
Total votes 135,696

Mr Ross got 76,941 votes in the first round.

The PCC is responsible for the way policing is delivered in the county. They decide how funding related to policing and crime reduction is allocated and set a Police and Crime Plan which sets the strategic direction and objectives of the force. They also bring together community safety and criminal justice partners to ensure local priorities are joined up.

For further information on the work of the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire visit the website https://www.hertscommissioner.org/.