Philip Wilkinson holds Wiltshire PCC position

Philip Wilkinson looks into the camera wearing a suit and tie in front of a row of police cars
Philip Wilkinson has been in the role since 2021 [BBC]

Conservative Philip Wilkinson has been re-elected as Wiltshire's Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Stanka Adamcova, standing as the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate, came second in the election, which took place on Thursday.

The other candidates were Adam Hagger for the Liberal Democrats and independent Mike Rees, who came second at the last Wiltshire PCC election.

Turnout in Wiltshire was 22.27%, which was higher than the last PCC election in 2021.

View from above of people sitting at tables counting ballot papers
The count for the election happened at County Hall in Trowbridge [BBC]

The main role of the PCC is to ensure that Wiltshire Police is doing its job properly by serving the public and overseeing the strategic direction of the force through the Police and Crime Plan.

It is also the PCC's job to set the police budget and to decide how much money the public should contribute to policing through council tax.

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