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Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Election results 2021

| May 11, 2021

The results of the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2021 have been announced.

Following voting Thursday 6th May 2021, counting took place on Monday 10th May 2021 across thirteen local authorities in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Just after 7.15pm on Monday 10th May 2021, Cherwell District Council, the acting returning authority, announced that Matthew Barber had beaten the three other candidates to be elected as the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner for a four-year term.

The first preference votes were as follows:

Candidate Party Votes
Matthew Barber Conservative 267,404
Laetisia Carter Labour 175,123
John Howson Liberal Democrats 110,072
Alan Robinson Independent 77,210

However none of the four candidates managed to secure a majority of the first preference votes so the second preference votes were taken into account with Mr Howson and Mr Robinson eliminated after the first round.

Over 15,000 of those who voted for one of the eliminated candidates had not indicated a second preference on the ballot paper. Of those who did have a second vote on their ballot paper, there were 45,744 votes for Matthew Barber and 58,323 votes for Laetisia Carter.

With the second preference votes taken into account the result was as follows:

Candidate Party Votes
Matthew Barber Conservative 313,148
Laetisia Carter Labour 233,446

The Conservative candidate, Matthew Barber, was therefore elected as the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner resulting in a Conservative candidate remaining in control of the position since its creation in 2012.

Since 2016 Mr Barber had held the position of deputy to the outgoing PCC Anthony Stansfeld. Mr Barber is also a Vale of White Horse district councillor and was leader of the authority from 2011 to 2018.

Mr Barber is expected to take up the role of Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 13th May 2021.

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