Police and Crime Commissioner by-election - results

The results of the by-election for a new West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner will be announced today (Friday 22 August 2014) following yesterday's election.  There are four candidates standing for election:

  • David Jamieson (Labour)
  • Les Jones (Conservative)
  • Ayoub Khan (Liberal Democrat)
  • Keith Rowe (UK Independence Party)

Supplementary Voting

PCC elections use the Supplementary Vote system, which is different to a normal election. 

Supplementary voting works as follows.  Voters should mark on the ballot paper their first choice and can - if they wish, it's not compulsory - mark on the ballot paper their second choice too.

If a candidate receives more than half of all the first choice votes, they are elected immediately.

As the results below show, in this election David Jamieson received 50.83% of the first preference votes, and was elected West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

First round:

Results Bham Coventry Dudley Sandwell Solihull Walsall Wolv Total
Jamieson (Lab)  39,406  12,394  10,846  14,256  5,790  10,071  9,798  102,561
Jones (Con)  17,338  5,061  9,724  3,411  8,317  5,790  4,450  54,091
Khan (LD)  7,543  1,031  925  946  986  892  627  12,950
Rowe (UKIP)  9,162  3,535  5,569  3,326  3,419  4,134  3,042  32,187
Turnout  10.26%  9.54%  11.4%  9.78%  11.58%  10.72%  10.19%  10.41%
Rejected  1,636  381  325 397  293  356  279   3,667