Police and Crime Commissioner election 2012


Anthony Stansfeld, Conservative Party, was elected for the PCC role for Thames Valley on Friday 16 November.

The role

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is a new role. Their job will be to oversee the local police force and ensure they prioritise what matters to you. The PCC will not "run" the police force. Chief constables will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the police force, but they will be accountable to the public via PCCs. PCCs will be elected by the public to hold chief constables and the force to account: effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

Locally, the PCC will aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within the Thames Valley police force area.


The PCC election took place on Thursday 15 November 2012.

The supplementary vote system was used for these elections. Voters were asked to select their first and second preferences for PCC. As no candidate gained 50 per cent of the first preference votes, the two candidates with the highest number of first preference votes went forward to a second round of counting.

In the second round of counting, ballots with a first preference for a candidate that did not get into the top two were reallocated according to the second preference indicated in the ballot paper.

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