Police and Crime Commissioner election 2012 - Thames Valley Police Area

Election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley Region

On Thursday 15 November 2012, the first ever election of a Police and Crime Commissioner took place for the area covered by the Thames Valley Police Force, ie Berks, Bucks and Oxon.

Results will appear here shortly after they are announced:

Candidate *Vale of White Horse - first count total

Thames Valley Police Area - first preference count total

*Vale of White Horse -second preference count total (if required)

Thames Valley Police Area - second preference count total (if required)

AWE Patience Tayo(Independent)

1,044 14,878


941 19,324

HOWARD Geoff (Independent)

2,141 31,716

HOWSON John Orrell (Liberal Democrat)

1,728 20,511

STANSFELD Anthony (The Conservative Party Candidate)

4,051 76,011 1,168



STARKEY Tim (Labour Party Candidate)

2,457 56,631 977 13,772
Please click here for a full break down of the turn out in Thames Valley (46.0 KB) Word 97-2003
Vale of White Horse - 12,965 - 13.9 per cent (provisional figure)
Thames Valley Police Area - 13.3 per cent

Total for candidates - 12,362

Total rejected - 603
Total - 12,965 (226,512 TVP area)
Total Vale second round votes - 5,854 (2,145 for candidates, 3,199 for eliminated candidates and 510 rejected)

What is the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner ?

The new Police and Crime Commissioner will be elected by the public to hold chief constables and the their area police force to account.  The aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area, ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible, to work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime, and to set the force budget and the police precept (council tax).

Commissioners will not be expected to run the police; chief constables will remain operationally independent. The commissioner will be the voice of the people and will hold the chief constable to account.

In consultation with the chief constable, the commissioner will be required to publish a Police and Crime Plan and an Annual Report to enable the public to understand what is happening in their area and what progress is being made.

In Thames Valley, the force and the Police Authority have established a Transition Board to assist the handover to the commissioner.

Last reviewed: 12 - 08 - 2015

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