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Election 2016: Police and Crime Commissioners chosen

Election 2016: Police and Crime Commissioners chosen

Published at 6:49pm 6th May 2016. (Updated at 11:36am 8th May 2016)

Julia Mulligan has been re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.

The overall turnout across York and North Yorkshire was 22.47% and Craven had the highest percentage of people voting, with a turnout of 33.98%.

Janet Waggott, Police Area Returning Officer for North Yorkshire Police Authority and Chief Executive of Ryedale District Council, made the announcement at the results centre in Malton.

She said: "Congratulations to Julia on her new appointment. Today, she joins 41 newly elected commissioners across the country, which form part of a central service within the police workforce.

"I look forward to working with Julia, as part of our commitment to deliver the North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership, and also our partner commissioners to help them deliver their key priorities."

Commenting on the result, Acting Chief Constable Tim Madgwick said: "I would like to congratulate Julia Mulligan on her re-election.

"The role of Police and Crime Commissioner is an important one, as the Commissioner sets the strategic direction for the force and holds the police to account on behalf of the public.

"At North Yorkshire Police, we are always striving to provide the best service we possibly can for our communities, so we welcome that constructive focus on the public's priorities for policing.

"We look forward to working with Julia in her next term of office to deliver our shared ambition, which is to provide the public of North Yorkshire with the police service it deserves."

Meanwhile, Mark Burns-Williamson has been re-elected as West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

The overall turnout across West Yorkshire was 34.77%.