Lisa Townsend re-elected as the Surrey PCC

Lisa Townsend re-elected

Lisa Townsend, has been re-elected as the Surrey Police Crime Commissioner (PCC). On 3rd May 2024, 265,706 votes were counted with an overall turnout of 29.9%.

In a statement via social media Lisa Townsend said;

The PCC elections are over and I’m enormously proud of being the only candidate who didn’t try to rely on falsehoods and scaremongering for votes.

But I won’t stand by while politicians of any party (or none) spread false information.

So let me be absolutely clear: there is no ‘rule’ stopping police from investigating shoplifting at any limit and Surrey Police are committed to following all reasonable lines of inquiry in every instance.

We have seen threats against shop workers escalating and that is why this Government has already announced a new law that makes it a specific offence.

Finally, chief constables must retain operational independence from those elected – whether the PCC, an MP or the Home Secretary and that includes deploying resources where they believe they will be most beneficial, not to further a political campaign, as we see below.

In Surrey we saw a decrease in PCSOs when many decided to become police officers and we’re now busy recruiting – so if you or anyone you know would be interested in becoming a community support office with Surrey Police then please head to the Surrey Police website

The Surrey PCC count and declaration of results

Police and Crime Commissioner Election

The Surrey Police Area uses a devolved count process whereby each Local Returning Officer will verify and count their own papers at local count centres in each voting area. They then submit the figures to the central hub for collation by the PARO at Donyngs Leisure Centre, Linkfield Lane, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1DP.

The PCC count will took place on the morning of Friday 3 May and the collation of the result by the PARO will took place that afternoon. The declaration of the Surrey Police Area results are:

Name of Candidate Description (if any) Number of Votes
CHINN, Kate Labour Party 42,813
COLEY, Alex Foy Independent 42,052
KENNEDY, Paul Liberal Democrat 82,213
TOWNSEND, Lisa Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets 95,538 E

 

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