Labour's Simon Foster elected as West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Labour Party candidate, Simon Foster has been elected as the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner with a total of 301,406 votes.

The £100,000-a-year position involves setting the annual budget for the country's second biggest force, as well as holding the Chief Constable to account. Labour's David Jamieson is retiring after seven years in the role. 

Votes were cast on Thursday as part of the local elections across the West Midlands, and have been consolidated today at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham. In the first round Simon Foster for the Labour party took 276,743 votes, while, Conservative candidate Jagjeet Singh Sohal took 239,288. With Labour on 45% and Conservatives just under 40%,

With no individual gaining more than 50% of the vote, second choice votes were counted. The final total saw Foster poll 301,406 and Singh Sohal, 259,839.

Overall turnout for the vote for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner lection was 31.02%.


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