North West Police Commissioners


Cheshire Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
John Dwyer (Conservative) 40122 36.8%
John Stockton (Labour) 30974 28.4%
Sarah Flannery (Independent) 18596 17.1%
Ainsley Arnold (Liberal Democrat) 10653 9.8%
Louise Bours (UKIP) 8557 7.9%
MAJORITY 9148 8.4%
SECOND ROUND
John Dwyer (Conservative) 48591 56.5%
John Stockton (Labour) 37350 43.5%
MAJORITY 11241 13.1%
Candidates
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John Dwyer (Conservative) Educated at Trent Business School. Retired Assistant Chief Constable. Former Crewe and Nantwich councillor.
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John Stockton (Labour) Educated at John Port Comprehensive and Liverpool University. Teacher. Halton councillor since 2000. Contested Weaver Vale 2010, Altrincham and Sale West 2005, Fylde 2001.
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Ainsley Arnold (Liberal Democrat) Cheshire East councillor 2008-2011. Former Macclesfield councillor.
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Louise Bours (UKIP) Educated at Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts. Singer and actor. Former Congleton councillor
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Sarah Flannery (Independent) Director of a design agency. Contested Tatton 2010.

Cumbria Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
Richard Rhodes (Conservative) 18080 29%
Patrick Leonard (Labour) 15301 24.6%
Mary Robinson (Independent) 15245 24.5%
Pru Jupe (Liberal Democrat) 13625 21.9%
MAJORITY 2779 4.5%
SECOND ROUND
Richard Rhodes (Conservative) 25408 55.6%
Patrick Leonard (Labour) 20317 44.4%
MAJORITY 5091 11.1%
Candidates
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Richard Rhodes (Conservative) Former headmaster and chair of Cumbria Probation Trust
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Patrick Leonard (Labour) Housing association director and former council chief executive
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Pru Jupe (Liberal Democrat) Barrister. South Lakeland councillor since 2007
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Mary Robinson (Independent) Cumbria councillor. Eden councillor.

Greater Manchester Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
Tony Lloyd (Labour) 139437 51.2%
Michael Winstanley (Conservative) 42478 15.6%
Matt Gallagher (Liberal Democrat) 40318 14.8%
Roy Warren (Independent) 26664 9.8%
Steve Woolfe (UKIP) 23256 8.5%
MAJORITY 96959 35.6%
Candidates
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Michael Winstanley (Conservative) Born 1971, Billinge. Educated at St Edmund Arrowsmith RC High School. Data analyst. Wigan councillor since 2000. Contested Makerfield 1997, Bolton North East 2001, Blackpool South 2005, Wigan 2010.
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Tony Lloyd (Labour) born 1950, Barton-upon-Irwell. Educated at Stretford Grammar School and Nottingham University. Former university lecturer. Trafford councillor 1979-1984. MP for Stretford 1983-1997, MP for Manchester Central 1997-2012. Opposition whip 1986-1987, transport spokesman 1987-1988, employment spokesman 1988-1992, education spokesman 1992-1994, environment 1994-1995, foreign affairs spokesman 1995-1997. Minister of State at the Foreign Office from 1997-1999, he subsequently become a prominent backbench rebel on issues like Iraq, detention of terrorist suspects and tuition fees. Chair of the Parliamentary Labour party 2006-2012.
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Matt Gallagher (Liberal Democrat) Born Glasgow. Former police inspector
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Steve Woolfe (UKIP) Educated at Aberystwyth University. Barrister. Contested City and East 2012 London Assembly elections.
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Roy Warren (Independent) Company director and magistrate

Lancashire Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
Clive Grunshaw (Labour) 66017 39.3%
Tim Ashton (Conservative) 58428 34.8%
Robert Drobny (UKIP) 25228 15%
Afzal Anwar (Liberal Democrat) 18396 10.9%
MAJORITY 7589 4.5%
SECOND ROUND
Clive Grunshaw (Labour) 79790 52.1%
Tim Ashton (Conservative) 73262 47.9%
MAJORITY 6528 4.3%
Candidates
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Tim Ashton (Conservative) Born Lytham. Educated at Preston Catholic College and Leeds University. RHS inspector and former merchant navy engineer. Lancashire councillor. Fylde councillor.
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Clive Grunshaw (Labour) born Fleetwood. Educated at Baines Grammar School and Lancaster University. Former dockworker and milkman. Wyre Borough councillor since 1994. Lancashire county councillor since 1999. Contested Lancaster and Fleetwood 2010
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Afzal Anwar (Liberal Democrat) Born 1974, Nelson. Educated at Nelson and Colne College and the University of Central Lancashire. Barrister. Contested Pendle 2010.
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Robert Drobny (UKIP) Educated at Huddersfield University. Law student and former medical photographer.

Merseyside Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
Jane Kennedy (Labour) 70884 56.2%
Geoffrey Gubb (Conservative) 15870 12.6%
Kiron Reid (Independent) 14379 11.4%
Paula Keaveney (Liberal Democrat) 9192 7.3%
Hilary Jones (UKIP) 8704 6.9%
Paul Rimmer (English Democrats) 7142 5.7%
MAJORITY 55014 43.6%
Candidates
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Geoffrey Gubb (Conservative) Emergency planning consultant
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Jane Kennedy (Labour) Born 1958, Whitehaven. Educated at Haughton Comprehensive and Liverpool University. Former trade union officer. MP for Liverpool Broadgreen 1992-1997, MP for Liverpool Wavertree 1997-2010. Government whip 1997-1999, junior minister in Lord Chancellors Dept 1999-2001, Minister of State for Northern Ireland 2001-2004, for Work and Pensions 2004-2005, for Health 2005-2006. Financial secretary to the Treasury 2007-2008, Minister of State for Farming 2908-2009.
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Paula Keaveney (Liberal Democrat) University lecturer. Former Liverpool councillor. Contested Liverpool Garston 2001, 2005, Garston and Halewood 2010.
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Hilary Jones (UKIP) formerly a Conservative councillor on Wirral council, left the party after her husband Laurence Jones was deselected as Conservative candidate for Wirral South prior to the 2005 election. Her husband contested Wirral South as an independent in 2005, taking 460 votes. Contested Liverpool West Derby 2010.
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Paul Rimmer (English Democrat) Born Liverpool. Educated at Croxteth Comprehensive and Cambridge University. Former member of Labour, the Conservatives, the BNP and UKIP. Contested Liverpool mayoral election 2012.
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Kiron Reid (Independent) Born 1971, Liverpool. Educated at Merchant Taylors and Bristol University. Law lecturer and barrister. Liverpool councillor 1998-2007 for the Liberal Democrats. Contested Merseyside West 1996 Euro-by-election, Bootle 1997, Liverpool Walton 2001, 2005, North West 1999 European elections for the Liberal Democrats.
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