Police and Crime Commissioner election
Police and Crime Commissioner election: 6 May 2021
Declaration of Results, Surrey Police Area
Results of First Count for all Surrey Local Authorities: No single candidate achieved more than 50 per cent of the vote, but as the two highest scoring candidates at the first round, Lisa Townsend and Paul Kennedy will progress to the second round count. Other candidates have been eliminated.
Results of second (final) count for all Surrey local authorities. Lisa Townsend has been elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey.
Police and Crime Commissioners were introduced in the 41 Police Authorities across England in 2012 and they are elected to make sure that local police meet the needs of the community. They are elected using the Supplementary Voting System (SV) and a Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) is appointed to conduct the elections across each area and declare the result.
The most recent election for the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner took place on 6 May 2021.
Read more about the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner election.
The Surrey Police Area is made up of the 11 district and borough councils in the county, which have Local Returning Officers who are responsible for arranging and delivering the poll for the electors in their area. The number of votes counted in each local area are then collated by the PARO to provide the overall result. The PARO for the Surrey Police Area is Paul Turrell who is also the Local Returning Officer for the Runnymede area.
The Police Area Returning Officer is responsible for dealing with candidates and agents, the conduct of the poll and collating the total result across the police authority area and declaring the result. The PARO must remain politically neutral at all times. For this reason, we cannot provide political campaign or information about the candidates on these pages.
The Surrey PCC count
The Surrey Police Area uses a devolved count process whereby each Local Returning Officer will verify and count their own papers remotely and then submit the figures to the central hub for collation by the PARO.
The PCC count will take place on Saturday 8 May from 9.30am and the collation of the result by the PARO will take place that afternoon. Access is by ticket only to those entitled to attend.
Due to the complexity of the supplementary vote process and the need to wait for all 11 local authority areas to complete each stage before moving to the next, it is not possible to provide a specific time for the final PCC result to be declared. In an effort to assist with scheduling the Poliec area Returning Officer has asked the LROs to provide verification figures by midday, first round count results are anticipated around 2pm with the final result being dependent on the last set of local figures being received.