Election information

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Police and Crime Commissioners are directly elected by voters.  The last election for a West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner took place on Thursday 5 May 2016. 

Information on PCCs 

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is the local governing body for policing in our area. The PCC has an over-arching duty to secure an effective and efficient police force.  The PCC has three main roles, which are to:

  • Set the priorities for policing
  • Decide the budget for West Midlands Police
  • Hold the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police to account

More information on PCCs can be found here

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.

May 2016 election results 

Results Birmingham Coventry Dudley Sandwell Solihull Walsall Wolv Total
Jamieson (Lab)  120219  31578  25750  36031  12251  24375  25468  275672
Jones (Con)  48268  14151  23363  8622  20300  16157  11790  142651
Durnell (UKIP)  28236  9878  15952  11702  8587  11149  8347  93851
Flynn (Ind)  16056  5459  4177  2662  5614  3596  2914  40478
Turnout  31.87%  27.7% 30.06%  26.98%  31.35%  30.07%  28.43%  30.03%
Rejected  11704  2979  3625  2332  2714  2958  2034  28346

 

Results of 2nd Preference

Birmingham

Coventry

Solihull

Walsall

Wolverhampton

Sandwell

Dudley

Total (including first preferences)

Jamieson (Lab)

10801

4027

2666

 3176

2616

3439

4181

 306578

Jones (Con)

11139

3722

4626

 3693

2774

3056

5261

 176922

Spoilt

7451

1904

1432

 1730

1988

1815

3031

 46697