North East Police Commissioners


Cleveland Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
Barry Coppinger (Labour) 25691 41.6%
Ken Lupton (Conservative) 16047 26%
Sultan Alam (Independent) 11561 18.7%
Joe Michna (Green) 8484 13.7%
MAJORITY 9644 15.6%
SECOND ROUND
Barry Coppinger (Labour) 31340 60.8%
Ken Lupton (Conservative) 20171 39.2%
MAJORITY 11169 21.7%
Candidates
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Ken Lupton (Conservative) Retired local government officer. Stockton councillor since 1999. Leader of Stockton councillor 2007-2011.
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Barry Coppinger (Labour) Political advisor. Middlesbrough councillor
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Joe Michna (Green) Middlesbrough councillor. Contested Middlesbrough 2005 for the Liberal Democrats
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Sultan Alam (Independent) Born 1962, Pakistan. Former police officer. Wrongly convicted of handling stolen goods in 1994 and cleared in 2007 after three police officers were convicted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to manipulating evidence against him.

Durham Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
Ron Hogg (Labour) 36161 51.6%
Kingsley Smith (Independent) 18813 26.8%
Mike Costello (UKIP) 8257 11.8%
Nick Varley (Conservative) 6900 9.8%
MAJORITY 17348 24.7%
Candidates
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Nick Varley (Conservative) Educated at Park View Community School and Hull University. House of Commons caseworker. Contested City of Durham 2010.
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Ron Hogg (Labour) Retired deputy chief constable
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Mike Costello (UKIP)
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Kingsley Smith (Independent) Former Chief Executive of Durham county council.

Northumbria Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
Vera Baird (Labour) 100170 56%
Phil Butler (Conservative) 45845 25.6%
Alastair Baxter (UKIP) 18876 10.6%
Peter Andreas (Liberal Democrat) 13916 7.8%
MAJORITY 54325 30.4%
Candidates
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Phil Butler (Conservative) Educated at Northumbria University. Former detective inspector
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Vera Baird (Labour) Born 1950, Chadderton. Eduated at Chadderton Grammar School for Girls and Newcastle Polytechnic. Barrister. Contested Berwick-upon-Tweed 1983. MP for Redcar 2001-2010. PPS to Charles Clarke 2005-2006, junior minister for constitutional affairs 2006-2007, solicitor general 2008-2010.
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Peter Andreas (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Babes – Bolyai University. University lecturer. Newcastle councillor. Contested Washington and Sunderland West 2010.
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Alastair Baxter (UKIP) Small business consultant
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