Hampshire Elects Simon Hayes As New PCC

Hampshire has a new Police and Crime Commissioner - but less than 15% of people turned out to vote for him.

Independent candidate Simon Hayes is the Chairman of Crimestoppers Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, and used to be the Chairman of Hampshire Police Authority.

Hampshire's 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 & 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.”

These were the full results after both counts:

(First Count)

Michael Mates (C) 52,616 (24.83%)

Simon Hayes (Ind) 47,632 (22.48%)

Jacqui Rayment (Lab) 38,813 (18.32%)

David Goodall (LD) 27,197 (12.84%)

Don Jerrard (Justice) 24,443 (11.54%)

Stephen West (Ukip) 21,185 (10.00%)

Eliminated: David Goodall, Don Jerrard, Jacqui Rayment, Stephen West

(Second Count)

Distribution of Goodall's, Jerrard's, Rayment's and West's votes

Michael Mates (C) 65,804

Simon Hayes (Ind) 80,669

Elected: Simon Hayes

Electorate 1,457,942; Turnout 211,886 (14.53%)

Click here to see Simon's pre-election web page: http://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/candidates/simon-alexander-hayes/