Police commissioner Election: Oxford votes Labour, Vale and South Oxon Tory

OXFORD city voters have backed Labour's Tim Starkey in the Police and Crime Commissioner election but their cousins in the south have chosen Tory.

With four results to come in Tory Stansfeld has won nine districts and Labour's Starkey has taken three, including Oxford.

Results just in from the city had Mr Starkey win 5,580 votes. Anthony Stansfeld won 1,719 voptes, with Liberal Democrat John Howson in third with 1,416.

The two independent candidates beat UKIP's Barry Cooper. Geoff Howard won 1,067 votes and Patient Awe picked up 998. Mr Cooper won 539.

Voters in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse both cast the most votes for Mr Stansfeld.

In South Oxfordshire the votes were: Stansfeld 5,016; Howard 2,469; Starkey 2,068; Howson 1,588; Awe 1,131; and last Cooper with 1,047.

The figures we hae so far for the Vale are: Stansfeld 4,051; Starkey 2,457; Howard 2,141.

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3:31pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Cherwell says...

So is this a sort of electoral college, with each district having a vote (or a varying number of votes) towards the final decision ? If so, it's the first I have heard of it. I thought the winner would be the candidate who got the highest number of votes in the Thames Valley. The percentage of people who really understood this election and liked the idea must be vanishingly tiny. Let's not do it again.

Wow, the City's favourite will have the approval of 5.580 people in a city of some 150, 000 people, IF HE WINS, but he probably won't win. If "Tory Stansfield" wins, this will give us a police force definitely backed by 1,719 citizens, less than 1.2% .

That isn't a good way to organise things, is it ? The police force of communist East Germany probably had a bigger popular backing than that.
So is this a sort of electoral college, with each district having a vote (or a varying number of votes) towards the final decision ? If so, it's the first I have heard of it. I thought the winner would be the candidate who got the highest number of votes in the Thames Valley. The percentage of people who really understood this election and liked the idea must be vanishingly tiny. Let's not do it again. Wow, the City's favourite will have the approval of 5.580 people in a city of some 150, 000 people, IF HE WINS, but he probably won't win. If "Tory Stansfield" wins, this will give us a police force definitely backed by 1,719 citizens, less than 1.2% . That isn't a good way to organise things, is it ? The police force of communist East Germany probably had a bigger popular backing than that. Cherwell

9:29pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Richie24 says...

I'm in the Vale and I certainly did not vote for Stansfield.
I'm in the Vale and I certainly did not vote for Stansfield. Richie24

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