West Midlands Police Commissioners

Staffordshire Police Commissioner
2012 Result
Matthew Ellis (Conservative) 51237 51.8%
Joy Garner (Labour) 47589 48.2%
MAJORITY 3648 3.7%
Candidates
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Matthew Ellis (Conservative) Businessman. Staffordshire councillor since 2005
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Joy Garner (Labour) Stoke-on-Trent councillor since 2002

Warwickshire Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
James Plaskitt (Labour) 22308 34.7%
Ron Ball (Independent) 21410 33.3%
Fraser Pithie (Conservative) 20571 32%
MAJORITY 898 1.4%
SECOND ROUND
Ron Ball (Independent) 33231 56.9%
James Plaskitt (Labour) 25200 43.1%
MAJORITY 8031 13.7%
Candidates
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Fraser Pithie (Conservative) Educated at Stratford High School. Former senior operations manager for Severn Trent Water. Former chair of Warwickshire police Authority. Warwickshire county councillor 1990-1997 for the Liberal Democrats
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James Plaskitt (Labour) born 1954, Grimsby. Educated at Pilgrim School and Oxford University. Former university lecturer. Oxfordshire county councillor 1985-1997. Contested Witney 1992. MP for Warwick and Leamington Spa 1997-2010. Junior minister for work and pensions 2005-2008.
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Ron Ball (Independent) Born Birmingham. Former British Airways pilot

West Mercia Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
Bill Longmore (Independent) 50900 37.7%
Adrian Blackshaw (Conservative) 49298 36.6%
Simon Murphy (Labour) 34652 25.7%
MAJORITY 1602 1.2%
SECOND ROUND
Bill Longmore (Independent) 71955 56.9%
Adrian Blackshaw (Conservative) 54499 43.1%
MAJORITY 17456 13.8%
Candidates
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Adrian Blackshaw (Conservative) Farmer, businessman and former Army Intelligence Officer. Hertfordshire councillor
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Simon Murphy (Labour) Born 1962. Educated at University of Wales. Executive consultant. MEP for Midlands West 1994-1999, for the West Midlands 1999-2004. Contested Wolverhampton South West 1992.
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Bill Longmore (Independent) Educated at Audnam Secondary Modern. Businessman and former police superintendent

West Midlands Police Commissioner
2012 Result
FIRST ROUND
Bob Jones (Labour) 100130 42%
Matt Bennett (Conservative) 44130 18.5%
Cath Hannon (Independent) 30778 12.9%
Bill Etheridge (UKIP) 17563 7.4%
Derek Webley (Independent) 17488 7.3%
Ayoub Khan (Liberal Democrat) 15413 6.5%
Mike Rumble (Independent) 12882 5.4%
MAJORITY 56000 23.5%
SECOND ROUND
Bob Jones (Labour) 117388 67.8%
Matt Bennett (Conservative) 55685 32.2%
MAJORITY 61703 35.7%
Candidates
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Matt Bennett (Conservative) Interim manager. Birmingham councillor 2008-2012
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Bob Jones (Labour) Wolverhampton councillor since 1980. Former chair of West Midlands Police Authority. Awarded the CBE for services to policing
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Ayoub Khan (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Duddeston Manor Secondary and Birmingham University. Barrister. Former Birmingham Councillor. Contested Birmingham Ladywood 2005, 2010.
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Bill Etheridge (UKIP) Educated at Parkfield High School and Wolverhampton Polytechnic. Carer and former sales manager
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Derek Webley (Independent) Bishop in the New Testament Church of God. Former Chair of West Midlands Police Authority. Awarded the MBE in 2007 for services to community relations.
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Cath Hannon (Independent) Born Birmingham. Educated at Birmingham University. Former Detective Superintendent
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Mike Rumble (Independent) Businessman and former detective
Comments - 53 Responses on “West Midlands PCCs”
  1. Sandwell has 100% Labour atm, with a couple of cllrs deselected by the regional party standing against Labour and the authority having two tory MPs it might be a very different contest to 2016.

    The problem Labour have is often thousands of votes are never transfered because people don’t understand the electoral system. The last contest is one example but Leicester mayoralty had 9,000 spoilt ballots in 2015 which was more than the total votes of any of the smaller parties

  2. Electoral Calculus has a poll showing Andy Street in the lead:
    https://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/blogs/ec_westmidspoll_20210420.html

    Most directly elected mayors do seem to get second terms, so perhaps there’s an incumbency effect at work.

  3. Redfield & Wilton poll has almost the same figures.

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