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Police & Crime Commissioner Elections

The first Elections for the new Police & Crime Commissioner were held across England (excluding the Metropolitan Police Area) on 15th November 2012 and the results are available to download on this page.

There are 41 Police Authorities in England, and Police Area Returning Officers (PAROs) have been appointed to run the Elections in their Police Force Area.

Poole Council is part of the Dorset Police Authority along with Bournemouth and Dorset County Councils.

Mr Paul Morris was appointed as Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for Dorset and ran the Elections with the assistance of the Electoral Services Teams from Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Poole, Purbeck, West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland Councils.

The method of voting for PCC Elections is different as a Supplementary Vote System (SVS) was used.

Election Results - Dorset

A copy of the results charts and the results of stage 1 and stage 2 of the counting of votes are available as a download on this page.

Declaration of Acceptance of Office

In accordance with the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Declaration of Acceptance of Office) Order 2012 Martyn Underhill signed the declaration of acceptance of office before he formally takes up his position on 22nd November 2012.

The Declaration was made and signed before John McBride, Chief Executive of the Borough of Poole (Head of Paid Service) and witnessed by Paul Morris the Police Area Returning Officer for Dorset.

A copy of the Declaration is available as a download on this page. 

Police & Crime Commissioner Elections 2016

The second Elections will be held on 5th May 2016.