Result of Hampshire PCC election

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By AmyLocksHeath | Friday, November 16, 2012, 21:16

Simon Hayes, an Independent, has beaten ex-Conservative minister Michael Mates to become Hampshire and Isle of Wight's new Police and Crime Commissioner.

He won after second choice votes were counted as neither managed to get more than 50 per cent of votes in the first round.

Labour's Jacqui Rayment, UKIP's Stephen West, Liberal Democrat David Goodall and Don Jerrard from the Justice and Anti-Corruption party were eliminated. Mates won more votes in the first round with 52,616 to Mr Hayes' 47,632. When the second preferences of the defeated candidates were added, Mr Hayes overturned the deficit to end with 80,669 to Mr Mates' 65,804.

There was a 15 per cent overall turnout across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Hayes said he would address issues:

• To create sufficient Police Officers and PCSOs, so criminals know that they will be caught, whether they are active in rural or urban areas.

• To proactively combat crime in rural communities.

• To work directly with organisations, such as Victim Support, Neighbourhood Watch and other Charities, to achieve a safer society.

• To ensure a much more efficient and supportive approach to victims/witnesses, to achieve better outcomes for victims.

• To create quick and positive Community Justice - involving local people, to achieve a better result for victims and say to criminals "crime doesn't pay".

• Take action to prevent constant police call-outs about the same families.

• To develop better School and College liaison with our young people, as part of the preventing offending campaign and giving confidence to young people that the Police are here to protect them.

• To improve Police response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse, to reduce both the number of victims and the unacceptable level of repeat victimisation, and to support vulnerable and elderly victims.

• To liaise with and address concerns of minority ethnic communities across both Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

• To save your money by preventing re-offending, so reducing crime and reducing victims.



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