ELECTION RESULTS 2016

The second election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire took place on Thursday May 5, 2016, with polls open between 7am until 10pm. Elections are held every four years.

Candidates

There were four official candidates in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Lancashire. The results in each round of the election were as follows:

First round

Name Party Votes
James Barker UKIP 49,987
Clive Grunshaw Labour 132,261
Andy Pratt Conservative 96,746
Graham Roach Liberal Democrats 23,164
Spoilt 9,697

 

Second round

Name Party Votes
Clive Grunshaw Labour 152,714
Andy Pratt Conservative 118,941

 

Turnout: 29%

A detailed breakdown of the election result is available here.

For more information about the election, visit the 2016 Lancashire PCC election website.

Voting

Voting was by the supplementary vote system. There were two stages to the supplementary vote process.

Stage 1

The first preference votes are counted. If a candidate receives more than 50% of these first preference votes then he or she is elected and a result is declared.

If no candidate receives more than 50% of the first preference votes then the two candidates with the highest number of votes go forward to stage 2.

Stage 2

The second preference votes are then checked for the eliminated candidate(s). Any second preference votes for the remaining two candidates are added to the votes they received in stage 1.

The candidate with the highest number of votes received after adding together the results from stages 1 and 2 is elected and a result is declared.

For more information on the supplementary voting system please see the Electoral Reform Society website.