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Election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall Police Area

The Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected every four years. 

The PCC election in Devon and Cornwall with the Isles of Scilly is being co-ordinated by Plymouth City Council. The Chief Executive of Plymouth City Council has been appointed Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the entire electoral area, with each of the local authorities within Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly organising the election process for their own areas in line with PARO directions.

Notices for these elections will be published by Plymouth City Council.


Verification statement

As per ballot paper account, 
Number of ballot papers issued at polling stations: 12,716
Number of postal ballot papers received: 10,243
Total ballot papers expected: 22,959

Number of Ballot Papers Verified: 22,954
Variance: -5

Electorate: 107,291

Turnout: 21.4%

Certificate of count totals

As the Local Returning Officer appointed for the voting area of Teignbridge District Council at the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area on 2 May 2024, I hereby give notice that I have certified the following Police Area Returning Officer: 

The total number of verified ballot papers available: 22954
The total number of rejected ballots papers: 290
The total number of valid votes: 22664

The number of ballots papers rejected was as follows: 
The reasons for rejections:
Want of an official mark: 0
Voting for more Candidates than the voter was entitled: 28
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 0
Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty: 262

The total number of valid votes cast for each of the candidates is as follows:

Vote Description (if any) Number of Votes
SOSA HERNANDEZ, Alison Selina commonly known as HERNANDEZ, Alison Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets 10154
LODGE, Stephen Robert, commonly known as LODGE, Steve Liberal Democrats - For a fair deal 5336
STEEL, Daniel John Labour and Co-operative Party 7174


Find out about the candidates standing for the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner election


Locations of polling stations

Plymouth City Council will be responsible for holding events for prospective candidates and accepting and checking nominations. 

When this content has been updated

Last updated 7 May 2024