Labour wins Bradford vote in Police and Crime Commissioner election

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Burns-Williamson Mark Burns-Williamson

Labour candidate Mark Burns-Williamson has won the most votes in Bradford for the role of West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, it was announced at the count this afternoon.
He polled 21,410 votes, followed by Cedric Christie (Ind) 10,722, Geraldine Carter (Con) 10,016 and Andrew Marchington (Lib Dem) 3,977.
The turnout at yesterday's election was 13.8 per cent.
Councillor Burns-Williamson, who was chairman of West Yorkshire Police Authority for more than ten years, also polled the most votes in Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. Mr Christie was second in all areas apart from Calderdale, where he was beaten into third by Coun Carter.

But as no candidate polled more than 50 per cent of the overall vote, a further count is being held of second choice preferences before the winner can be declared.

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