28 May 2024

Wilkinson re-elected Wiltshire & Swindon PCC amid low turnout

The count for the Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner election has been completed today (4th May 2024), and the result has been declared.  

Conservative Philip Wilkinson has been re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire after being pushed close by Stanka Adamcova of the Labour and Co-operative Party.

For the first time, the Police and Crime Commissioner election used the first past the post system, with voters choosing a single candidate on the ballot paper. In previous years, the supplementary vote system was used.

The full results were as follows:

Stanka Adamcova (Labour and Co-operative Party) – 36,345
Alan Hagger (Liberal Democrats) – 20,485
Mike Rees (Independent) – 29,035
Philip Wilkinson (Conservative and Unionist Party) – 38,578

Therefore, Philip Wilkinson has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire.

The result was declared at County Hall, Trowbridge.

The election saw a turnout of 22.72% across Wiltshire and Swindon, with 125,927 verified votes cast.

52,343 verified votes were cast in the Swindon local authority area (out of an electorate of 167,521) and 73,584 in the Wiltshire local authority area (out of an electorate of 386,384).

Terence Herbert, Police Area Returning Officer for Wiltshire, said: “Congratulations to Philip Wilkinson on being re-elected as Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

“I’d like to thank everyone for coming out to vote, and to my staff and everyone involved for their professionalism in running such a smooth election.”

Chief Constable Catherine Roper said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Philip Wilkinson on being re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the PCC and his team to deliver his Police and Crime Plan and ensure that together we are ‘Keeping Wiltshire Safe’.”

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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns