Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Suffolk
Suffolk's first PCC elections
The first Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were elected on Thursday 15 November 2012 when elections across England and Wales gave the public their chance to decide who should be accountable in their area for how crime is tackled locally.
Stephen Baker, the Chief Executive of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils, was appointed the Suffolk Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) and was responsible for running the elections across the whole of the county to elect Suffolk's first PCC.
Conservative Tim Passmore was elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk with a total of 36,946 votes after a count of second preference votes.
Labour candidate Jane Basham was second with a total of 35,005 votes.
Independent candidate David Cocks recorded 14,217 first preference votes whilst UKIP candidate Bill Mountford recorded 11,179.
Turnout: Waveney 15.9%, Ipswich 15.2%, Suffolk Coastal 18.1%, Forest Heath 13.7%, St Edmundsbury 16%, Mid Suffolk 16.4%, Babergh 15.3%.
Overall turnout for Suffolk: 16.01%.
Overall electorate: 552,780
Total votes: 88,497
The ballot papers were counted and the result declared at Martlesham police headquarters - view photos.
- Suffolk PCC election result notice (new window PDF 20KB)
- Notice of poll (new window PDF 25KB)
- Statement of persons nominated (new window PDF 19KB)
- Notice of appointment of agents (new window PDF 11KB)
- Notice of election addresses (new window PDF 25KB)
- Notice of Election (new window PDF 20KB)
Situation of polling stations
The location of polling stations and details of the persons entitled to vote at each station are set out in the notices below: