Dorset Conservative re-elected as police and crime commissioner

Conservative David Sidwick has been re-elected as Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

The incumbent beat Liberal Democrat candidate Howard Legg, who came second ahead of Independent Marianne Storey and Labour's David Stokes.

Mr Sidwick, first elected in 2021, has pledged to reduce violence, rural crime and anti-social behaviour.

He said he would also increase the number and visibility of police officers in his second term.

PCCs are elected officials whose role is to help ensure police forces function effectively but not to run those forces themselves.

They scrutinise force performance, set the annual budget for their force and set out policing priorities in a Police and Crime Plan.

Dorset PCC election 2024 - votes cast

David Sidwick (Conservative) - 57,994

Howard Legg (Liberal Democrat) - 34,774

Marianne Storey (Independent) - 32,237

David Stokes (Labour) - 26,884

(Turnout - 25.96%)

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